Reporting Options and Considerations


Reporting Options

The Title IX Coordinator is responsible for investigating reports of sexual misconduct. 
A report can be made by filling out the online reporting form.

Any questions, or concerns please contact the Title IX Coordinator:
Theresa Rowland | 616-331-9530 | | 4015 James H. Zumberge Hall


The Grand Valley Police Department offers assistance in filing a report and support through the legal process.

  • Emergencies: 911
  • Grand Valley Police Department (Allendale): 616-331-3255
  • Pew Campus Security (Grand Rapids): 616-331-3255
  • Detroit Center Campus: 313-596-2200
  • Meijer Campus in Holland:  616-355-1100
  • Muskegon Campus: 231-777-0545
  • Traverse City Regional Center Campus: 231-995-1111

All university employees are considered responsible employees and will report incidents of sexual harassment and misconduct to the Title IX Coordinator.

Resident Assistants (RAs) are upperclass, undergraduate students that live in all living areas on campus.
All RAs have been trained to assist through the reporting process of sexual misconduct incidents. RAs are required to report incidents of sexual misconduct to the Title IX Coordinator. 

Support & Advocacy

The Victim Advocate is available to provide non-judgmental, private support to victims/survivors of sexual assault, which can play a critical role in the healing process. The advocate at GVSU is specially trained to help victims/survivors navigate options and services available to them on campus and in the community.

Krystal Diel 616-331-2748 | 1201 Kirkhof |

For current GVSU students, the University Counseling Center offers confidential services at no cost. 
616-331-3266 l 204 Student Services Building |

For GVSU employees, Encompass is a confidential resource free of cost.

As a GVSU employee, Elisa Salazar, Work Life Consultant, Human Resources, can help you access services and resources.

Health Options

The Metro Health GVSU Campus Health Center is a full-service, on-campus health center focused on providing convenient and high-quality care for Grand Valley State University students and employees.

616-252-6030 | | 10383 42nd Ave. Suite A

Nurse examiner programs provide free and confidential comprehensive medical exams to sexual assault victims/survivors. 

YWCA West Central Michigan  
616-454-YWCA | 24-Hour Crisis Line: 616-454-9922 | 25 Sheldon Blvd. SE, Grand Rapids
The YWCA offers crisis help, short-term respite and counseling and a nurse examiner program.

Resilience: Advocates for Ending Violence 
616-392-1970 | 24-Hour Crisis Line: 800-848-5991 | 411 Butternut Dr., Holland
Resilience offers a nurse examinations, sexual assault case management and legal advocacy, and trauma therapy.

National Sexual Assault Hotline 
1-800-656-HOPE (4673)
The online hotline provides confidential, one-on-one, crisis support 24/7. You can chat with a trained staff member who will provide you with information and referrals through a secure instant-messaging format, or simply offer a safe place to talk about what happened.

Michigan Statewide Sexual Assault helpline