Kennesaw State University asserts that members have the right to be free from interpersonal violence such as dating or domestic violence, sexual assault, sexual harassment, and stalking. These web pages will provide options to all survivors, friends & family members of survivors, and the KSU community at large. An array of counseling, medical, police, disciplinary, & administrative services are immediately available to KSU community members reporting all instances of interpersonal violence on campus. KSU is committed to supporting informed choice among these services and insuring anonymity within the confines of legal requirements to report instances of violence on campus. If confidentiality is a concern for you, you are encouraged to inquire about your rights in regard to confidentiality. If you are a female or male survivor of any form of sexual violence, sexual harassment, interpersonal violence or stalking, the Women's Resource & Interpersonal Violence Prevention Center offers support and resources.
Emily Ramirez, MSW
Director of WRIVPC
To support KSU's coordinated campus response to interpersonal violence by:
- Acting as an accessible point of entry for students seeking supportive services.
- Collaborating with other on-campus departments on improving campus policies, practices, and services.
- Collaborating with off-campus providers to ensure a continuum of care for students navigating off-campus medical, social service, or justice systems.
The WRC’s Interpersonal Violence Prevention Program focuses on three areas of activities:
- Students: Providing direct, individual student services.
- Campus Community:
1) Coordinating the KSU Task Force on Interpersonal Violence and
2) Working with faculty and staff to address specific situations; offer classroom presentations and training; partner in offering bystander training focused on sexual assault awareness and prevention.
- Neighboring Community: Active collaboration with community organizations including the YWCA of Northwest Georgia, Heather’s Legacy, Partnership Against Domestic Violence, Cobb Victim Witness Assistance Unit (DA’s office), Men Stopping Violence.
WRCIVPC Advocacy Services:
The WRCIVPC serves students of all genders. We are available to answer questions, work with student survivors, and advocate on behalf of their self-identified needs, decisions, wishes, questions, and concerns. This includes:
- Providing intervention, support, information, and referrals.
- Serving as a liaison between the student and campus departments such as Residence Life, Campus Public Safety, Student Health and Counseling, Student Legal Services, and the Office of Student Affairs.
- Serving as a liaison and advocate with University faculty and staff.
- Assisting in linking the student survivor to off-campus community services when needed.
- Assisting the student survivor with accessing and understanding University policy, including Student Conduct Code.
Emily Ramirez, Director of WRCLIVPC
Ofc: Kennesaw Hall (Bldg #1)
Third Floor, Room 3431
Hours: Mon - Fri 8:30-4:30
If you need to talk to someone
about a domestic violence or sexual assault situation outside of WRIVPC office hours, please call the YWCA's hotline at 770-427-3390.