Hotlines for Immediate Assistance
Rape Victims Advocacy Program (RVAP)
RVAP specializes with supporting survivors of sexual assault with services including forensic exams, STI and pregnancy prevention, counseling, support groups, and advising with regard to academics, talking to friends and family members, pursuing legal recourse, and assuring the survivor’s safety. The staff members at RVAP are not mandatory reporters and not required to inform the police about disclosed sexual misconduct.
Women’s Resource & Action Center (WRAC)
WRAC offers support groups, counseling and other resources to survivors of sexual assault. They are not mandatory reporters and not required to inform the police about disclosed sexual misconduct.
University Counseling Service
The University Counseling Service provides consultations, individual and group therapy and psychotherapy, and referrals to other therapists in Iowa City. They are not mandatory reporters with regard to disclosed sexual assault.
Office of the Sexual Misconduct Response Coordinator (OSMRC)
At OSMRC students can report any sexual or dating violence, receive advice about university policies, procedures and resources, and seek accommodations for continued safety and academic success. The staff at OSMRC are mandatory reporters, meaning they may be required to file an official report with campus or city authorities about any disclosed sexual misconduct.
Student Health & Wellness
Student Health & Wellness can provide medical consultation, STI testing and treatment, emergency contraception and exams for sexual assault victims. The doctors and nurses are mandatory informers and may be required to share their knowledge of sexual misconduct with city or campus authorities.
Office of the Ombudsperson
This is a resource for any university community member with a problem or concern. They provide informal services in conflict resolution, mediation, and advocacy for fair treatment or fair process. They are a good resource for understanding campus policies with regard to a particular situation. They are a confidential service and not required to disclose or report any shared information.
Transgender identified survivors:
Asian and Pacific Islander survivors:
African and Middle-Eastern survivors:
24/7 Crisis Hotline
24/7 Text Only Line
National Domestic Violence Hotline
Iowa Domestic Violence Hotline