Resources and Reporting Options

If you are experiencing or have experienced relationship violence, sexual violence, or stalking, there are resources on the UMES campus, as well as in the local community. Making a report is optional and is not required in order to reach out to the services provided. If you are not sure about making a report and/or wish to explore your options in a non-pressured environment, you can speak with someone at one of the confidential resources below. You can always decide to file a report at a later time.

On Campus Resources


Counseling Services Center
Student Development Center
Second Floor, Suite 2260
Hours of Operation:
Monday through Friday
8:00 am – 5:00 pm
(410) 651-6449
Charles R. Drew Health Center
Lida Brown Building 
(directly behind Trigg Hall)
Hours of Operation:
Monday through Friday
8:00 am – 4:00 pm
walk-ins 8:00 am – 11:00 am  
by appointment  1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
(410) 651- 6597 

Not Confidential

Office of Institutional Equity and Compliance
Early Childhood Research Center,
Suite 1129
Hours of Operation:
Monday through Friday
8:00 am – 5:00 pm
(410) 651-6135
Public Safety
30737 University Blvd.-South
Hours of Operation:
24 hours a day, 7 days a week
(410) 651-3300 (emergencies)
(410) 651-6590 (non-emergencies)

*Public Safety has certified instructors of the R.A.D. (Rape Aggression Defense) course for women

UMES Employees

Most University employees are required to report any information disclosed to them regarding alleged acts of sexual misconduct to the Title IX Coordinator. However, a few University employees are exempt from this reporting requirement. Employees engaged to provide healthcare and mental health services on campus are designated as “Confidential Employees.” Disclosures made to Confidential Employees are protected under federal and/or state privacy laws. Confidential Employees will not disclose Personal Identifying Information to the University’s Title IX Coordinator or to any person/entity without consent, unless a legal exception applies. Exceptions may include:

  • Communications with family members, law enforcement, or others when a patient, as a result of mental illness, will likely cause serious physical harm to self or others
  • Notification of law enforcement when a patient has communicated a specific, immediate and credible threat to cause serious bodily harm to self or others
  • Legal reporting obligations, e.g., reports of child abuse
  • Providing information in a lawsuit in which a patient’s condition is at issue or a judge orders disclosure
  • Sharing information with health care providers and others, as needed, for the patient’s treatment or for billing a patient’s insurance, and for other administrative operations

Off Campus Resources

The University of Maryland Eastern Shore encourages survivors of gender-based violence to seek the support and services of professionals even if they are not on our campus. Off campus agencies are not required to report to the Title IX Coordinator unless the individual seeking their services requests that they do so.


Life Crisis Center
(410)749-4357, or 2-1-1


◦ 24 hour crisis intervention
◦ An advocate can meet the victim/survivor at the hospital, police department or prosecutor’s office
◦ Legal assistance and referral, information and advocacy

*Services are provided free of charge to all victims/survivors
Maryland Coalition Against Sexual Assault (MCASA)
P.O. Box 8782 
Silver Spring, MD 20907
(301) 328-7023


◦ Public awareness of sexual violence issues and rape crisis centers
◦Training & technical assistance for service providers
◦ Referrals
◦Sexual Assault Legal Institute (SALI)

Medical Assistance

Tidal Health Peninsula Regional
100 East Carroll St., Salisbury, MD 21801
(410) 546-6400


◦ Injuries requiring immediate care are treated.
◦ Sexual assault forensic exams (SAFE) with evidence collection. This exam is free and confidential. Any part of the exam may be declined. Having an exam does not mean the patient must report a crime. Evidence can be stored anonymously for up to one year.
◦ Testing for a pre-existing pregnancy. 
◦ Providing emergency contraception for pregnancy resulting from the assault. 
◦ Testing for any STI is not provided at the time of the initial exam, but treatment is offered for most.

Legal Assistance

Maryland Courts Self-Help Center
P.O. Box 8782 
Silver Spring, MD 20907
(410) 260-1392


◦ Free limited legal services 
◦ Help understanding court documents 
◦ Help with preparing for court
Sexual Assault Legal Institute
P.O. Box 8782 
Silver Spring, MD 20907
(301) 565-2277


◦ Free legal services including criminal justice advocacy
◦ Civil services such as peace and protective orders, financial, and housing issues
Maryland Legal Aid
111 High St. 
Salisbury, MD 21801
(410) 546-5511


◦ Holistic civil legal assistance to victims/survivors of abuse
◦Advice and representation for custody/visitation and divorce/separation
◦ Connect clients to support

Print Resources

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(click to download awareness poster)
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