Information on rape awareness, acquaintance rape and other sex offenses will be provided to students through University 101.

Any sex offense that occurs can also be reported immediately to any administrative office on campus. It is very important to report it as soon as possible so as to preserve any evidence and it is important for the student to make every effort to preserve any evidence that may be necessary to prove criminal sexual conduct.

Students also have the option to notify local law enforcement officers of any sex offense, including local and on-campus police. If they choose to notify campus authorities, the campus authorities will assist the students in notifying the police if the student chooses to do so.

Students have the right to file a grievance with the Salkehatchie Academic Affairs committee to request on-campus disciplinary action in event of an alleged sexual assault. Both the accuser and accused are entitled to present their cases and have witnesses and/or others of their choosing present during any on-campus disciplinary proceeding and both the accuser and the accused would be informed of the outcome of any campus disciplinary proceeding brought alleging a sexual assault.

Students brought before academic affairs and found to be guilty of any violations of rules and regulations of the University may have sanctions imposed on them which are determined by that body and may include such sanctions as required counseling, suspension from the University for a semester or permanent suspension from the University or other sanctions prescribed by that body.

It is appropriate for university officials to notify students of options for, and available assistance in, changing academic situations after an alleged sexual assault incident if requested by the victim and if these changes are reasonably available.  Every possible arrangement will be made to ensure the safety and functional capacity of the victim in such situations.

Personal counseling is available for students through the student services on campus in both Allendale and Walterboro and by referral to the Department of Mental Health in both Allendale and Colleton counties.