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Big Rapids Support Resources

Staff in the Personal Counseling Center and Birkam Health Center are able to provide confidential support for all Ferris State University students affected by or accused of sexual violence. The Women’s Information Service (WISE) is an off-campus service that provides confidential support and after-hours crisis intervention. Other on-campus student services will work to ensure the highest degree of privacy but cannot guarantee confidentiality.

Local Resources

Personal Counseling Center
(confidential resource)
Hours: M-F, 8-12 p.m. and 1-5 p.m.
Phone: (231) 591-5968

Birkam Health Center
(confidential resource)
Hours: M-F, 8-12 p.m. and 1-5 p.m.
Phone: (231) 591-2614

Women’s Information Service (WISE)
(Big Rapids Community Confidential Resource)
Hours: 24/7 Crisis line
Phone: (231)796-6600 

Title IX Coordinator
(support resource, maintains privacy)
Phone: (231) 591-2088

Ferris State Department of Public Safety
(support resource, maintains privacy)
Hours: 24/7 Dispatch
Phone: (231) 591-5000
Crime Hotline: (231) 591-5900

Office of Student Conduct
(support resource, maintains privacy)
Hours: M-F, 8-12 p.m. and 1-5 p.m.
Phone: (231) 591-3619

Office of the Dean of Student Life
(support resource, maintains privacy)
Hours: M-F, 8-12 p.m. and 1-5 p.m.
Phone: (231) 591-5916

Housing and Residence Life
Phone: (231) 591-3745

External Links

State of Michigan Resource Handbook
A resource handbook for campus sexual assault survivors, friends and family. Available in english and spanish.

Michigan Sexual Assault Help Line

Futures Without Violence
National organization that provides a number of programs to address breaking the cycle of gender-based violence.

National Center on Domestic and Sexual Violence
Provides and customizes training and consultation; influences policy, promotes collaboration; and enhances diversity with the goal of ending domestic and sexual violence.

Culture of Respect 

Independent information portal to strengthen sexual assault prevention efforts on college campuses.

Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network (RAINN)
The nation's largest anti-sexual assault organization and National Sexual Assault Hotline.

Students Active for Ending Rape (SAFER)
Started by Columbia University students, this organization empowers student-led campaigns to reform college sexual assault policies.

Trevor Project Helpline (LGBTQ Support)
Crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) young people ages 13-24.

LGBTQ Health
Information on overall health matters for lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender members of every community.
U.S. federal government website for information on disability programs and services nationwide.