Confidential Resources

Students and employees who wish to obtain confidential assistance may do so by speaking with professionals who are obligated by law to maintain confidentiality. At MUSC, those individuals include mental-health counselors, hospital chaplains, social workers, psychologists, health service employees, and any other individual with a professional license whose official responsibilities include providing mental health counseling and who is functioning within the scope of the license.

Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

51 Bee Street

Services Provided

  • Confidential consultations and counseling
  • Available to employees

Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS)


Services Provided

  • Short-term emotional support and ongoing individual counseling
  • Concerned third parties may also consult regarding how to help an MUSC student who may have experienced sexual harassment or violence.
  • Medical records are maintained in a free-standing EMR, not accessible to students or faculty
  • Available to students

National Crime Victims Research and Treatment Center

67 President Street
Second Floor Institute of Psychiatry Building South

Services Provided

  • Specialized mental healthcare counseling for victims of crimes, including sexual assault
  • Available to all MUSC community members

Faculty Ombuds


Services Provided

  • Impartial, independent, confidential and informal option for resolution of puzzling or troublesome issues
  • Available to faculty

Hospital Chaplains


  • On campus chaplains working within the scope of their ordination or licensure

Services Provided

  • Spiritual support
  • Support through experiences of pain, suffering and loss, or change of health status
  • Available to all MUSC community members

Student Health Services

30-A Bee Street, First Floor

Services Provided

  • Confidential health services (Medical records are maintained in a free-standing EMR, not accessible to students or faculty)

Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners (SANE)

Located in the Adult Emergency Department at 96 Jonathan Lucas Street

Services Provided

  • Conduct forensic examinations to collect evidence
  • Assess for injuries
  • Provide emergency contraception (if needed)
  • Provide medications for sexually transmitted infection (STI) prevention

MUSC Advocacy Program (MAP)

Call the Hospital Operator: 843-792-2300 and ask them to page MAPS or the social worker on call.

Services Provided:

  • Direct support and interventions to individuals when there is a suspicion of abuse of a child, vulnerable adult, intimate partner violence, and/or sexual assault
  • Education, counseling, safety plans, lethality assessments and referrals to resources

MUSC Resiliency Program

Located at 67 President Street


Services Provided:

  • Free telehealth sessions for help with stress management and learning resiliency bolstering coping strategies
  • Living Your Best Work Life Series Workshops: Team trainings to improve individual and team resilience and optimization
  • Facilities Peer Support Sessions: Brief "check-in" during shift changes at the request of units

Turn The Tide Violence Intervention Program

Contact Dr. Ronald Dickerson, Program Director


Services Provided:

  • Assessment, support, case management, referrals, and long-term follow-up to individuals at risk of violence
  • Connects patients and families with MUSC & Community Resources to improve social, education, employment outcomes and prevent repeat violence

Non-Confidential Resources

MUSC also has offices where students and employees can talk about their experiences or observations, consult about the policies and procedures, and inquire about training opportunities, including self-defense course and training on being an active bystander (or upstander). Although these offices may not maintain an individual’s confidentiality if they learn about an incident of actual or suspected harassment, discrimination, or sexual violence, they will maintain the individual’s privacy to the greatest extent possible, and only report the incident to the necessary university authorities.

Department of Public Safety

101 Jonathan Lucas Street

For emergencies: 843-792-4196; any call box on campus; or or the LiveSafe app

Victims Advocate:


Services Provided

  • Employs sworn officers with statewide jurisdiction and arrest powers
  • Emergency assistance
  • Receive/investigate reports of crimes
  • Safety escorts on campus and the surrounding areas
  • Victims' advocates help victims navigate the criminal investigative process, and act as liaisons between the victims and the criminal justice system, including seeking orders of protection from the courts

Title IX Coordinator

Basic Science Building, Suite 104

Services Provided

  • Provides consultations and information
  • Receives complaints
  • Educates the university community
  • Implements supportive or protective measures, including No-Contact Orders
  • Conducts investigations

The Office of Student Engagement

45 Courtenay Drive, Suite 213

Services Provided

  • Provides referrals
  • Conducts outreach efforts
  • Offers information about how the university resolves issues of harassment and discrimination

Behavioral Support Intervention Team


Services Provided

  • Conducts outreach and educational programming
  • Offers consultations
  • Provides assessments and referrals


While not bound by confidentiality, the following MUSC officials will maintain your privacy to the greatest extent possible, and can also provide support and resources to MUSC students:

College of Graduate Studies

Dr. Cynthia Wright

College of Health Professions

Dr. Karen Wager

College of Dental Medicine

Dr. Tariq Javed

Dr. Lindsey Hamil

College of Medicine

Dr. Myra Haney Singleton

College of Nursing

Ms. Carolyn Page

College of Pharmacy

Dr. Cathy Worrall


Tri-County SPEAKS:

Provides 24 hour crisis and support line and other confidential and privileged resources to those affected by domestic and sexual violence, including hospital accompaniment during sexual assault forensic exams, police and law enforcement accompaniment, court accompaniment, follow-up services and referrals, and support groups.


RAINN – Rape, Abuse, and Incest National Network :

Provides 24/7 crisis and support line and other confidential and privileged resources to those affected by domestic and sexual violence (national).

State Office for Victim Assistance (SOVA):

Individuals who have been emotionally and/or physically injured in a reported crime may be eligible for benefits from SOVA.

South Carolina Victim Assistance Network (SCVAN):

Oversees programs that provide emergency and transitional housing assistance to victims, resources and referrals to crime victims, legal assistance, faith-based resources, forensic nurse examiner services.

(803) 750-1200

South Carolina Attorney General's Victim Advocacy Division:

Provides information and support to victims of crimes related to cases handled by divisions throughout the Attorney General's Office. An advocate is assigned to keep victims apprised of court status, offer court accompaniment, and provide referrals to appropriate services.

(800) 213-5652

South Carolina Coalition Against Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault:

Umbrella organization that supports member organizations, affiliates and allied organizations in providing help to survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault.

(803) 256-2900

National Coalition Against Domestic Violence:

(800)799-SAFE (800-799-7233)

My Sister’s House:

Provides comprehensive support, services, and education to victims of domestic violence.


Charleston County Family Court:

100 Broad Street, Suite 143, Charleston, SC 29401

988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline:

A 24-hour crisis and support line that connects users with mental health professionals.

Call or text 988 or chat
Veterans can press "1" after dialing 988 to connect directly to the Veterans Crisis Lifeline. For texts, Veterans should continue to text the Veterans Crisis Lifeline short code: 838255.

US Citizenship and Immigration Services:

Charleston Field Office:

1 Poston Road, Suite 130

Charleston, SC 29407


Origin (family violence intervention):

4925 Lacross Road, Suite 215North Charleston, SC 29406

(843) 735-7802

Charleston Pro Bono Legal Services (free or low-cost legal services for victims)

111 Church Street, Charleston SC, 29401

(843) 853-6456

Charleston Legal Access (non-profit law firm offering low-cost legal services)

3775 Spruill Avenue, Suite B, North Charleston, SC 29405

(843) 640-5980

South Carolina Legal Services (free legal services and referrals):


Legal Assistance

MUSC has also compiled a list of attorneys who may offer pro bono consultation sessions.

Please refer to the site listed above for the complete list.

Helping Survivors

Online organization offering advocacy for survivors of sexual assault and abuse. To connect with a team member, fill out this contact form.  To learn more about sexual assault, red flags, rideshare safety, online dating tips, and available resources, visit the Helping Survivors’ home page.  

Finding Courage and Hope: Financial Support for Victims of Domestic Violence

Online guide created by MoneyGeek to help those impacted by domestic violence and financial abuse.