The issue in life is not whether we will experience tragedy; the issue is how will we recover from it. If you are a victim of crime, it is helpful to recognize that the experience is traumatic. Feeling violated and vulnerable because someone has forcefully entered your private space and rifled through your personal belongings is an understandable reaction to property crime. Fear that other types of crimes may happen is also a common reaction.
Responses to a crime range from temporary sleep or appetite problems to problems of concentration or irritability. Most of these symptoms are temporary and may gradually fade after you talk with friends, family or a counselor.
If you have been a victim of a personal crime by a stranger or acquaintance that involved a physical, armed or sexually aggressive confrontation, we encourage you to seek support. All services listed below are confidential.
Newberry College is an academic community committed to the goal of educating men and women to become responsible citizens and leaders in society. The college aims to develop individual excellence and to prepare students for life during and after college. Student Affairs, Campus Security and Counseling Services all provide assistance to the campus community. Newberry College is committed to having a campus environment which will neither tolerate nor condone sexual violence.
The Newberry College Campus Security Department staff and the Newberry Police Department is available on a 24 hour basis to receive and investigate reports of rape and sexual assault, assist and accompany victim in securing medical attention, participate in evidence preservation and collection, conduct investigations, and inform the victim of legal and administrative options both on and off campus.
If you are a victim of an off campus assault, you should report this to the local police authority having jurisdiction. If you want assistance from the Campus Security Department with this process, a Newberry College Security Officer will accompany you upon request to the Newberry College Counselor.
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