It's On Us

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It's On Us

During the month of April, CBU joins colleges across the U.S. to remember victims of sexual assault, and to re-affirm our commitment to preventing violence in the community we cherish most. Below you can find information related to reporting instances of sexual assault and the appropriate representatives to contact in the event that such situations do occur: 

To Report Confidentially

If you desire that details of the incident be kept confidential, speak with the on-campus licensed professional counselor or off-campus rape crisis resources who can maintain confidentiality.  Our LPC is available to help you free of charge, and can be seen on an emergency basis.  In addition, you may speak off-campus with members of the clergy and chaplains, who will also keep reports made to them confidential. Contact information for on and off-campus resources include: 

On Campus:

Ms. Sadie Lisenby, LPC, Thomas Center Lower Level: (901) 321-3527 

Off Campus:

  • Shelby County Rape Crisis Center, 1750 Madison, #102: (901) 222-4350         
  • Crisis Center, 24-hour telephone service (901) 274-7477
  • Christ Community Health Centers at the following locations:    
  • Broad Avenue Health Center at 2861 Broad (901) 260-8450    
  • Frayser Health Center at 3124 North Thomas Street (901) 260-8400   
  • Third Street Health Center at 3362 South Third Street (901) 271-6300    
  • Orange Mountain Health Center at 6569 Douglas (901) 271-6200    
  • Union Avenue Health Center at 1211 Union (901) 271-0330       
  • Women’s Health Center at 2400 Poplar, Suite 501(901) 271-6041     

Non-confidential reporting options  

You are encouraged to speak to officials of the institution to make formal reports of incidents (deans, vice presidents, or other administrators with supervisory responsibilities, campus security, and human resources).  The university considers these people to be “responsible employees.”  Notice to them is official notice to the institution.  These staff members include:   

  • Dr. Timothy M. Doyle, Associate Vice President for Student Life, (901)321-3548 
  • Mrs. Karen Barnett, Dean of Students, (901)321-3536 
  • Mr. Greg Eller, Director of Human Resources, (901)321-3474 
  • Ms. Donna Crone, Associate Athletic Director, (901) 321-3478 
  • Dr. Paul Haught, Vice President for Academic and Student Life, (901) 321-3231  
  • Mr. Alton Wade, Director of Residence Life, (901) 321-4102 
  • Mr. John Lotrionte, Director of Campus Police & Safety, (901)321-3550   

You have the right and can expect to have incidents of sexual misconduct to be taken seriously by the institution when formally reported, and to have those incidents investigated and properly resolved through administrative procedures.  Formal reporting means that only people who need to know will be told and information will be shared only as necessary with investigators, witnesses, and the accused individual.  Please note that virtually all other faculty and staff (including teaching faculty, coaches and R.A.s, among others), are “mandatory reporters” who, if informed by you or other students, must report what they’ve heard to one of the people listed above.