Safety Tips and Resources for the SF Community

We recognize that because you are a member of the Santa Fe College community, you may have concerns about the reported sexual battery that we referenced in an earlier email. We are following up to make sure that you are aware of resources both at SF and in the community.

On-Campus Resources

Santa Fe College Police Department

The Santa Fe College Police Department is both a vital resource for reporting crimes and ensuring your safety, as well as a resource for education on how to protect yourself.

In addition to protecting the campus and dealing with law enforcement issues, the SFPD offers other services including nighttime safety escorts to your vehicle or class. You can contact the SFPD by calling 352-395-5519, or by downloading the Safe Santa Fe app, available on the Apple App Store or Google Play. By using the Safe Santa Fe app, you can receive emergency alerts, report an incident you see at SF, request a police escort and other services.

The SFPD provides training on the Rape Aggression Defense Program, known as R.A.D, and the Self-defense Awareness and Familiarization Exchange Program, known as S.A.F.E. These programs are self-defense courses specifically and only for women. More information can be found on the police department website at sfcollege.edu/pd/safe-and-secure/rad/index.

The Santa Fe College Counseling Center

All students, including online students, are invited to see a counselor in Building R, Room 227 during the Counseling Center’s regular hours: Monday – Friday, 8:15 a.m. – 4 p.m. Counselors are available by walk-in or appointment. Services include crisis intervention and stabilization, mental health counseling, consultation, and victim advocacy services. The SF counselors are licensed mental health providers and as such can provide confidential counseling. There are no charges for Counseling Center services.

Employee Assistance Program

Full-time Santa Fe College faculty and staff have an Employee Assistance Program (EAP) to assist with issues of stress, anxiety, grief and more. The EAP is a free and confidential service.

For additional information about the EAP for SF staff, contact Human Resources at 352-395-5185.

TITLE IX COORDINATOR

The Title IX Coordinator is the college employee designated to receive reports of sexual harassment, including sexual assault, dating violence, domestic violence, and stalking, and ensure an appropriate response to those reports. They can help explain the college process of filing a complaint with the college and the steps that would follow. They also help you explore interim measures, contact law enforcement if you choose, and access support resources both on and off campus.

Off-Campus Resources

ALACHUA COUNTY VICTIM SERVICES AND RAPE CRISIS CENTER

The Alachua County Victim Services and Rape Crisis Center provides services to survivors of interpersonal violence, sexual violence and personal injury crimes. The goals of VSRCC include diminishing the impact of sexual violence and facilitating recovery to victims and survivors of violent crime by providing 24/7 hotline counseling and emergency outreach.

  • Rape Crisis Hotline 352-264-6760
  • Toll free 24-hour Sexual Assault Helpline Phone 866-252-5439 (TDD/TTY users, please call 711 (Florida Relay Service)

GAINESVILLE POLICE DEPARTMENT: REPORT SEXUAL ASSAULT IN GAINESVILLE ANONYMOUSLY AND KNOW YOUR RIGHTS

  1. reportrapegainesville.org Is an online resource provided by the Gainesville Police Department and the Alachua County Victim Services and Rape Crisis Center. This is a secure website allowing survivors of rape to share information anonymously. The information will be kept confidential, and survivors have the option to share as many or as few details as they are comfortable providing.