Where to Go for Help

On-Campus Supports

Confidential Supports

 Additional Supports

Note the following resources are not confidential, so any disclosure of interpersonal violence or discrimination will be reported to the Office of Institutional Equity and Compliance. 

  • Student Care Services: Provides assistance with academic accommodations, withdrawals, financial assistance, excused absences, and more; 239-590-7900, Cohen Student Union 288, care@fgcu.edu
  • OIEC: Provides supportive measures (e.g., campus housing room switches, class assistance, etc.), and informal and formal resolutions through the University; 239-745-4366, Edwards Hall 114, oiec@fgcu.edu, or complete the following form.
  • University Police Department: For emergency assistance call 911, to request to speak with an officer, call 239-590-1900 or stop by their office in the Campus Support Complex

Off-Campus Supports

Connect with local options that best-meet your needs

Local Service Agencies for Survivors 

All the agencies below provide FREE services, including: forensic/evidence collection exams ("rape kits"), STI testing, pregnancy prevention, victim advocacy, crisis intervention, legal assistance, counseling, and more.

It is not necessary to file a police report to receive any of their services:

Hospitals

Note that evidence collection ("rape kits") is only done at ACT, Project Help, or CARE, not in local emergency rooms.

  • Gulf Coast Medical Center (closest to campus): 13681 Doctors Way, Fort Myers
  • Lee Memorial Hospital: 2776 Cleveland Ave., Fort Myers
  • Cape Coral Hospital: 636 Del Prado Blvd., Cape Coral
  • Physician’s Regional Hospital: 8300 Collier Blvd, Naples or 6101 Pine Ridge Rd., Naples
  • Naples Community Hospital: 11190 Healthpark Blvd., Naples or 350 7th St. North, Naples
  • Fawcett Memorial Hospital- 21298 Olean Blvd., Port Charlotte
  • Charlotte Regional Medical Center: 2500 Harbor Blvd., Port Charlotte 
 

Common Questions About Reporting

  • Are survivors required to report sexual violence?

  • Is there a time limit on reporting?

  • Can survivors take time to think about reporting?  

  • Can survivors file a report even if there are no physical injuries?

  • Can attempted incidents of sexual violence be reported?

  • Can sexual violence be reported if the survivor knew the perpetrator or had a relationship with them?  

  • Do survivors have to go through reporting or interviews alone?  

  • What can a survivor expect from the interview process?

  • Do survivors regret reporting what happened to them?

  • Will a survivor be scrutinized or have to testify about intimate details of their personal life?

  • Will a survivor get in trouble if they were intoxicated when sexual violence occurred?

  • What if a survivor decides not to report? What if a survivor changes their mind after reporting?