Get Help and Support

Sexual and relationship violence is NEVER the fault of the victim.  Should you or a friend need support in the aftermath of sexual misconduct, relationship violence, and/or stalking, there is help available. A list of resources is provided below with confidential resources noted.

Frostburg State University Resources & Support

  • Office of Gender Equity
    On Campus Resource for Faculty, Staff, and Students
    126 Hitchins Administration Building | 301.687.3035 | titleix@frostburg.edu

    The Office of Gender Equity can provide assistance as needed in accessing on- and off-campus services, such as counseling, health services, mental health services, victim advocacy, legal assistance, and visa and immigration services. The Title IX Coordinator can also help facilitate changes in work situations as well as academic and residential accommodations. Accommodations are afforded if they are reasonably available, regardless of whether an individual who has experienced sexual misconduct, relationship violence, or stalking chooses to participate in the University's investigation and resolution process.

  • Counseling and Psychological Services
    On Campus Confidential Resource for Students
    Cumberland Hall | 301.687.4234| caps@frostburg.edu

    CAPS is staffed by trained counselors who can provide confidential support and assistance to current students. CAPS offers individual and group counseling for those who experience sexual misconduct, relationship violence, and stalking as well as to students who may need support in assisting a friend who is a survivor. There is no cost for counseling services. Counselors are available from 8:00 am to 4:30 pm Monday through Friday.

  • Brady Health Center
    On Campus Confidential Resource for Students
    301.687.4310 | bradyhealth@frostburg.edu

    Brady Health Center is staffed by confidential licensed healthcare providers. The health center offers complete physical exams, screening and treatment for sexually transmitted infections (STIs), emergency contraception, and pregnancy tests. The closest hospital that can conduct a SAFE exam is Western Maryland Regional Medical Center in Cumberland. Students who have been sexually assaulted may go to Brady Health Center to learn more about their options regarding a SAFE exam and a Brady Health staff member can contact the hospital in order to have a forensic nurse ready for the student’s arrival. The University can also arrange transportation to the hospital for any student wanting a SAFE exam performed. 

  • Chaplain Cindy Zirlott, United Campus Ministry
    On Campus Confidential Resource for Students, Faculty, and Staff
    301.687.7490 | c.zirlott@frostburg.edu

    Chaplain Cindy Zirlott is available for students, faculty, and staff to discuss religious, spiritual, and personal issues.

Regional Resources & Support

  • Family Crisis Resource Center
    Off Campus Confidential Resource for Students, Faculty, and Staff
    24-hour helpline: 301.759.9244

    FCRC offers a 24-hour hotline and emergency shelter for survivors of relationship violence and sexual assault. FCRC also has trained counselors and advocates to assist individuals who may have experienced sexual misconduct, relationship violence, and stalking. They offer advocacy and accompaniment, individual and group counseling, and crisis intervention services. A FCRC advocate is on campus in the University Lane Center one day a week to confidentially speak with members of the University community.

  • Circuit Court for Allegany County
    Off Campus Resource for Students, Faculty, and Staff
    30 Washington Street, Cumberland, Maryland 21502 | 301-777-5923

    For support regarding Peace Orders and Protective Orders, a petitioner can request support from the court. For more information on support regarding Relationship Violence, please visit their site at http://www.mdcourts.gov/legalhelp/domesticviolence.html.

  • Western Maryland Regional Medical Center
    Off Campus Confidential Resource for Students, Faculty, and Staff
    12500 Willowbrook Road, Cumberland, Maryland 21502 | 240.964.7000

    Western Maryland Regional Medical Center is the designated hospital in Allegany County with a certified forensic nurse examiner who can perform a SAFE exam for sexual assault survivors. Under Maryland law, the tests and procedures at the hospital are free of charge if treatment is sought within 90 hours of the assault. Additionally, you have the option of reporting the assault to the police or you can remain anonymous and have the evidence held for a time with no identification.

State & National Resources & Support

  • Maryland Criminal Injuries Compensation Board
    State-wide Source of Support for Students, Faculty, and Staff

    Provides aid and assistance to victims of crime such as reimbursement for medical and dental expenses, counseling expenses, loss earnings, disability, and crime scene clean up.

  • National Sexual Assault Hotline
    Nation-wide Source of Support for Students, Faculty, and Staff
    1.800.656.4673

    The National Sexual Assault Hotline offers 24-hour confidential support and referral information for survivors. Individuals can call the 1-800 number or use online instant messaging to connect with a confidential support specialist.

  • National Domestic Violence Hotline
    Nation-wide Source of Support for Students, Faculty, and Staff
    1.800.799.7223

    The National Domestic Violence Hotline offers 24-hour confidential and free support for survivors. Individuals who have experienced abuse, have abused, or are trying to help a friend in an abusive relationship can speak with an advocate via telephone or instant message.

  • 1 in 6
    Nation-wide Source of Support for Male Identified Students, Faculty, and Staff

    1 in 6 provides 21-hour online support and resource information to males who have experienced sexual and relationship violence. 1 in 6 also has online support groups for survivors in addition to their one-on-one online chat support.