Finding Help On Campus
The Clark Anti-Violence Education (CAVE) program was established as part of the university’s commitment towards ending sexual assault, dating violence, and stalking. CAVE is a confidential and safe starting point for students affected by sexual assault, dating violence, and stalking. You may have personally experienced violence or abuse, or be supporting a friend, co-worker, family member or student.
We are staffed by a licensed clinical psychologist and clinical interns. We do not have a psychiatrist associated with our center. Hours of operation are 9am-5pm, Monday through Friday when school is in session. Please call (508) 793-7790 for an appointment or to get confidential advice.
Who is eligible?
Our service is offered to all students of the University.
Scope of services
Educational programs for students incorporate topics that raise awareness about dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking; define and discuss consent; and address options for individual and community action to help prevent and eliminate these violent behaviors.
CAVE staff are available to provide confidential advocacy for survivors. The primary aim of our advocacy services is to help survivors understand their options. Some common domains that our staff can help students with are: filing a police report, protection orders, safety planning, complaints under the Student Code of Conduct, housing issues, academic issues, other advocacy issues within the University, referrals to medical, legal, counseling and other community resources, and an anonymous place to report incidents
Call the CAVE office at 508-793-7790. Meetings are scheduled by appointment Monday through Friday.
You can also email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Other Campus Resources (*services are confidential)
Title IX Officer
The Title IX Officer is the university official designated to receive and investigate complaints related to sexual violence on campus.
Phone: (508) 793-7294
Dean of Students
The Dean of Students is available to provide advocacy, facilitate room change requests, and process complaints of sexual misconduct. A complaint that involves a possible violation of the Code of Student Conduct may be handled by the Dean of Students, the Dean’s designee, the Sexual Misconduct Hearing Board, or the University Judicial Board. In cases of intoxication, alcohol poisoning or suspected overdose, the primary concern is the health and safety of the person(s) involved.
Phone: (508) 421-3724
Clark University Counseling Services maintains the primary purpose of helping students overcome interpersonal difficulties that develop into obstacles in the attainment of academic and/or personal goals. We view the college years as a critical period of accelerated intellectual and emotional growth, and are here to support students as they negotiate developmental tasks, and cope with intense levels of academic and social pressure.
Appointments can be made by calling 508-793-7678 and leaving a message on mailbox 1.
As a primary care setting, Clark University Health Services provides acute illness care, gynecological and contraceptive services, as well as health counseling and education. The professional Heath Services staff includes nurse practitioners, registered nurses and part-time physicians. Students are also referred to a number of excellent specialists from an extensive referral network.
TOPICS (Training, Outreach, Prevention, Intervention, Counseling, and Support):
Dealing with Dating Violence educates Clark, the Colleges of Worcester Consortium, and the Worcester community about dating and domestic violence. TOPICS provides confidential services for survivors in these communities. TOPICS has trained dating violence/domestic violence advocates who can be contacted at our confidential e-mail address.
Phone: (508) 793-7575
Escort Service Phone: x7777