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Sexual Assault

Sexual Assault: Reporting Guidelines and Information

Newberry College will connect people who have been sexually harassed or assaulted with any one or more of the following resources:

  • Newberry Hospital, located within 1 mile of the College, will conduct a free forensic exam and provide confidential treatment. Newberry Hospital will also inform people who have been sexually assaulted of their legal rights and connect them with a counselor from Sexual Trauma Services of the Midlands.

  • Sexual Trauma Services of the Midlands (800-491-7273 or 803-790-8208) works closely with Newberry College to provide confidential counseling and legal advocacy free of charge.

  • Newberry College employs two licensed mental health counselors. Martha Dorrell (LISW-CP) can be reached at 803-321-5373 and Lisa Gibson can be reached at 803- 321-5271. Student Counseling Services offers confidential treatment and referrals for additional support and legal advocacy.

  • The office of the campus pastor will provide confidential services and referrals.

  • Campus Security will address immediate needs and emergencies on campus.

If you have been sexually assaulted or harassed, you may also seek help through the Newberry College Title IX process, outlined on the Newberry College website and located within the Student Handbook and on the Wolf Den homepage. The Title IX Coordinator is Rev. Dr. Christina Wendland, Associate Dean of Academic Affairs (803-321-5193). Anyone in the campus community can also file an incident report that can be designated as a Title IX report, located on the homepage of Wolf Den.


The Newberry Police Department also works with Newberry College to provide resources, a sexual assault advocate, and legal recourse in incidents of sexual assault and harassment.

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