Student Advocate

Megan Long, MSSA, LSW (CWRU Advocate), or a survivor advocate from The Cleveland Rape Crisis Center (CRCC), is available to provide confidential short-term counseling, support, resources & advocacy to all undergraduate and graduate students of any gender who have experienced sexual, dating, or power-based personal violence. All services and sessions with Megan and CRCC are free & confidential.

What is the Advocate's Role?
  • Help students understand, evaluate, & choose among services & resources available both on & off campus
  • Clarify the University process for sexual misconduct incidents
  • Refer students to appropriate resource(s) once they have identified a recovery plan & goals
Where Can You Find an Advocate?

Advocates have office hours 5 days a week in University Counseling Center, Center for Women, and/or the LGBT Center, and are available on a walk-in basis or by appointment.

CWRU Advocate Megan Long
216.368.7777 (24/7 SAFE Line)
View walk-in hours/locations

Cleveland Rape Crisis Center
216.619.6192 (24/7 call or text line)
View walk-in hours/locations

What Is Sexual Misconduct?

Under our policy, sexual misconduct includes:

  • Sexual harassment
  • Stalking
  • Sexual assault
  • Non-consensual contact or activity
  • Non-consensual intercourse
  • Forced contact or activity
  • Forced intercourse
  • Intimate partner violence (dating & domestic violence)
  • Exploitation
How Is Misconduct Reported to Title IX?

Office of Title IX - Hearings, Investigations, Sanctions

  • University Staff, Faculty and Police are Mandated Reporters, and must report misconduct witnessed or reported to them.
  • Confidential resources include: Advocates, Counseling Services, Health Services, Inter-Religious Center, Cleveland Rape Crisis Center.
  • Students are NOT mandated reporters, but have anonymous reporting options, including speaking with an Advocate.

Walk-In Hours and Appointment Information

Megan's Walk-In Hours

Students are free to walk in during these hours, but appointments are available outside of these hours as well. Please call UCS at 216.368.5872 to schedule an appointment with Megan.

Day Time Location
Monday 2 to 4 p.m. Counseling Center (Sears 220)
Tuesday 1 to 5 p.m. Women's Center (Tinkham)
Wednesday 2 to 4 p.m. Counseling Center
Thursday 1 to 5 p.m. LGBT Center (Tinkham)
Friday 2 to 4 p.m. Counseling Center

CRCC Walk-In Hours

Students may also choose to speak with a survivor advocate from the Cleveland Rape Crisis Center who can provide support, resources, and advocacy. These services are also free and confidential for any CWRU student.

To schedule an appointment with the CRCC, call 216.619.6194 ext.141 or visit For the 24/7 hotline, text or call 216.619.6192. This support, information, and resource is anonymous and confidential.

Day Time Location
Monday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Women's Center
Monday 1 to 5 p.m. LGBT Center
Wednesday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Women's Center

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