Support for Impacted Parties

Complainant Support & Advocacy

The Victim Advocate is available to provide non-judgmental, private support to student survivors of gender-based violence, which can play a critical role in the healing process. The Victim Advocate at GVSU is specially trained to help students navigate options and services available to them on campus and in the community.

Victim Rights and Options: https://www.gvsu.edu/vro/

Krystal Diel 616-331-2748 dielkrys@gvsu.edu | 1201 Kirkhof

The University Counseling Center offers confidential services at no cost to current students at GVSU. 
616-331-3266 l 204 Student Services Building | gvsu.edu/counsel

Encompass is a free, third-party, confidential resource which offers 24/7 crisis support, consultation, and coaching for GVSU employees.

For more information visit https://www.gvsu.edu/hro/benefitswellness/encompass-employee-assistance-program-504.htm.
To reach Encompass by phone, dial 1-800-788-8630

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

Respondent Support

A Respondent Support Advisor is available to serve as a process advocate for the Respondent; can assist in the development of an understanding and navigation of the process; and can connect a Respondent with campus and off-campus resources.

For more information or to request an appointment with a Student Respondent Support Advisor, please visit www.gvsu.edu/titleix/respondent.

The University Counseling Center offers confidential services at no cost to current students at GVSU. 
616-331-3266 l 204 Student Services Building | gvsu.edu/counsel

Encompass is a free, third-party, confidential resource which offers 24/7 crisis support, consultation, and coaching for GVSU employees.

For more information visit https://www.gvsu.edu/hro/benefitswellness/encompass-employee-assistance-program-504.htm.
To reach Encompass by phone, dial 1-800-788-8630

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


Health Options

Nurse examiner programs provide free and confidential comprehensive medical exams. 

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.
https://www.ywcawcmi.org

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. 
https://resiliencemi.org/

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
1-855-VOICES4

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 | gvsu.edu/campushealth/ | 10383 42nd Ave. Suite A