Grand Valley State University offers victim advocacy to all members of the University community. The role of the Victim Advocate is to provide nonjudgmental, private support to student survivors of gender-based violence which plays a critical role in the healing process of a victim/survivor. The Victim Advocate provides private support in that they will not release personally identifiable information without consent. This means that talking with Ashley, as our Victim Advocate, DOES NOT start a formal misconduct or criminal process, unless you want to access those options. The Victim Advocate is trained to help students navigate options and services on campus and in the community.
Advocates are available to respond to student survivors of gender-based violence with empathetic support and options. As an advocate, we can provide support over the phone or in person. Available support includes:
You have options, and you are not alone. Services through the victim advocate are available Monday-Friday 8am-5pm. To set up a time to speak with Ashley Schulte please call 616-331-2748 or email email@example.com. If the Victim Advocate is unavailable and you need to speak to someone right away, please call GVSU Counseling Center at 616-331-3266 (Monday-Friday 8am-5pm), YWCA confidential 24-hour Crisis Hotline at 776-RAPE (7273), GVSU Police at 616-331-3255 or for an emergency dial 911.
Additionally, Ashley can be available in the North C Success Center or alternative meeting space on campus, by request.
Any member of the Grand Valley State University community can contact the Victim Advocate on campus. Victim/survivors can contact Ashley or the victim/survivor may have someone reach out on their behalf.
Ashley's role is to provide private support in that she will not release personally identifiable information without consent. This means that talking with the Victim Advocate DOES NOT start a formal misconduct or criminal process, unless you want to access those options.