There are many support options and resources available to our campus community.

The resources included here are meant to help answer common questions about sexual assault, education, prevention and reporting, among other important information.

The university encourages all community members promptly report any incident of sexual harassment, sexual violence, stalking or intimate partner violence to local law enforcement and the university.

There are several on-campus confidential support options. Confidential resources will not share any information with the university or anyone else, unless there is an imminent risk of harm to self or others.

Complaints should be reported to the Title IX Coordinator or Deputy Title IX Coordinator of the complainant’s preference and personal comfort level. The complainant may be a student, faculty, staff or visitor on campus. Complaints may be filed by meeting with the Title IX Coordinator or Deputy Title IX Coordinator of your choice or by completing a Sexual Misconduct Report Form.

For individuals who are not prepared to make a report, or who may be unsure what happened, but are still seeking information and support, there are several on-campus confidential resources available.


Confidential Support for Students

  • Office of Spiritual Life
  • Counseling Services at the Trone Center for Mental Fitness
  • Earle Student Health Center
  • The following faculty and staff have been designated as confidential resources for students:
    • Judy Bagley, Director of the Student Office for Accessibility Resources
    • Dr. Franklin Ellis, Associate Dean and Director of the Center for Inclusive Communities
    • Dr. Cynthia King, Associate Dean for Diversity, Equity and Inclusive Excellence; Professor of Communication Studies
    • Dr. Scott Henderson, Professor of Education

Title IX Peer Liaisons

Students often reach out to other students for information after an unwanted sexual experience.  Furman now has an additional resource available for students who experience sexual misconduct.

Title IX Peer Liaisons are students who have volunteered to be available to other students to provide information about options and resources.  These students have all completed a comprehensive training about Title IX, Furman’s Sexual Misconduct Policy, reporting options, available supportive measures, resources, the alternative resolution process, the formal grievance process and more.

Peer Liaisons have not been trained to serve as advocates or to advise someone on what steps they should take.  Rather, they are a great resource that can answer questions about all options and available resources.

Title IX Peer Liaisons are not mandated to report information about Sexual Misconduct to the Title IX Coordinator and are intended as a confidential resource for students.

The following students have been trained to serve as Title IX Peer Liaisons:

Natalie Aiello
Mary Ellen Ashley
Adara Briceno
Meredith Ervin
Leah Forrest
Rebecca Herlong
Elija Hicks
Rebecca Hionis
Mary Eliza Kamerschen
Kendall Littlejohn
Alysha Matthews
Katie McDaniel
Sophie Pike
Ossian Quinn
Anna Richardson
Sam Romaniello

If you are interested in becoming a Title IX Peer Liaison, please contact Melissa Nichols, Title IX Coordinator, at

Confidential Support for Faculty and Staff

  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Office of Spiritual Life
  • Dr. Victoria Turgeon (Faculty Ombudsperson)
  • John Kemp (Staff Ombudsperson)

Off-campus Support