Hello! My name is Britta West. I am a Safe Harbor advocate assigned to Lakeland University. The areas that I am trained in providing advocacy services include; Interpersonal Violence (IPV) also known as Relationship Violence or Dating or Domestic violence, and all forms of Sexual Misconduct.
My office is located in the Health and Counseling Center in Brotz Hall north entrance across from Campus Safety. My current office hours are Tuesday 8 a.m.-4 p.m., Friday 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Please remember, Safe Harbor is a resource that offers emergency shelter and also provides free, confidential services such as the 24-hour helpline, community and individual advocacy and support services.
Students, Staff, and Faculty of the Lakeland community who have experienced any sexual misconduct or relationship violence have the ability to seek assistance right here on campus. A Safe Harbor Advocate can be your support person and help you access resources both on and off campus.
With your permission, the advocate can assist in supporting you through the Title IX process as a process advisor or support person. Advocates can also assist if a report needs to be made to either Campus Safety or law enforcement.
Safe Harbor advocates are present on campus to be a support system for those who have been victimized and may need guidance in accessing resources to begin the healing process.
The advocate is 1 of 3 confidential resources on campus and will not disclose any information unless there is a continuing threat to yourself or the Lakeland community.