Student Services

Stalking

How to report Stalking
In an emergency call 911
Report to SCF Public Safety at 941-752-5550
Confidential Reporting Link, Comprehensive MedPsych 941-363-0878-2170, Campus Ministry 941-752-5607

What is Stalking?
Repeated, unwanted attention; physical, verbal, or electronic contact; or any other course of conduct directed at an individual that is sufficiently serious to cause physical, emotional, or psychological fear or distress or to create a hostile, intimidating or abusive environment for a reasonable person in similar circumstances and with similar identities. Stalking may involve individuals who are known to one or another, who have a current or previous relationship, or who are strangers. Stalking includes the concept of cyber-stalking, a particular form of stalking in which electronic media such as the internet, social networks, blogs, cell phones, texts, or other similar devices or forms of contact are used to pursue, harass, or to make unwelcome contact with another person in an unsolicited fashion.

 Signs that it could be stalking:

  • Being followed, with or without knowledge
  • Calling or texting excessively
  • Knowing the person’s schedule and/or showing up at places
  • Threatening to harm the person, their friends, family, pets
  • Damaging property
  • It can even look romantic or non-threatening, like cards, flowers, emails, etc., but if this behavior is unwanted, it could be stalking. 

Where to find support?

  • Counseling Services/Comprehensive MedPsych Systems      941-363-0878 x2170
  • Safe Place & Rape Crisis Center (SPARCC)                           941.365.1976
  • Hope Family Services                                                               941.747.8499
  • Sarasota Sheriff's Office                                                           941.861.5800
  • Sarasota Police Department                                                     941.366.8000
  • Manatee Sheriff's Office                                                           941.747.8011 ext. 8401
  • Bradenton Police Department                                                  941.932.9300
  • Palmetto Police Department                                                     941.723.4585 ext. 6126
  • Charlotte County Sheriff's Office                                              941.205.5636
  • Victim Assistance for Venice Police Department & North Port Police Department is offered by the Sarasota Sheriff's Office 941.861.5800
  • National Stalking Resource Center
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