Sexual assault resources for Chicagoland universities

Survivor Resources: Chicagoland University Edition

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Loyola Advocacy Services

  • Confidential 
  • Phone:  773-494-3810
  • Hours: M-F 8am-4:30 pm | Weekends 24 hours *Hours may vary when school is not in session
Loyola Advocacy Services
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Northwestern University CARE

  • Confidential 
  • Phone:  847-491-2054
  • Hours: M-F 8:30 am-5 pm
  • Schedule online here.
Northwestern CARE
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DePaul University Survivor Support Advocates

  • Confidential 
  • Phone:  773-325-7129
  • Drop- Ins:  Located in Lincoln Park Student Center Rm 307. Availability may vary.
DePaul Survivor Support Advocates
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UIC CAN: Campus Advocacy Network

  • Confidential 
  • Phone:  312-413-8206
  • Hours:  M-F 9 am- 5 pm
  • Email Scheduling:  can-appointment@uic.edu

 

 

 

 

Campus Advocacy Network
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University of Chicago Student Counseling Services

  • Confidential 
  • Phone:  773-702-9800
  • Please ask to speak with a "Confidential Advisor"

 

 

 

 

 

University of Chicago Student Counseling Services
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Illinois Institute of Technology Advocacy Services

 

 

 

 

 

IIT Advocacy Services
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Roosevelt University Counseling Center

  • Confidential 
  • Phone:  312-341-3548

 

 

 

 

 

 

Roosevelt University Counseling Center
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NEIU Student Advocacy Program

  • Confidential 
  • Phone:  773-442-4600
  • Hours: M-F 8:30 am- 4:30 pm

 

 

 

 

 

NEIU Student Advocacy Program
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Columbia College Chicago Counseling Services

  • Confidential 
  • Phone:  312-369-8700
  • This number is specifically to schedule an appointment

 

 

 

 

 

Columbia College Chicago Counseling Services

SAIC Counseling Services

  • Confidential 
  • Phone:  312-499-4271
  • Hours:  M-F 9 am to 5 pm
  • *appointment scheduling

 

 

 

 

SAIC Counseling Services
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This morning, I went to pull together a list of resources for survivors of sexual and domestic assault to accompany another blog.

Reflecting on the educational diversity of my social circle, "What happens if one of my friends, who doesn't go to Loyola, needs an on-campus resource? I don't want to have to dig through a school's website during a crisis. Surely, someone has compiled a list of resources for students at various Chicago universities in one place!"

Apparently not!

With that, I embarked on my mission of locating resources for survivors on the owned-websites of 10 Chicagoland universities. As I went through each website, I found that some schools were quite direct and concise with their presentation. Other schools had either limited or buried information.

Once I had finished reviewing websites, I wanted to present it in a way that was easy to review, carry and share.

RAINN offers a variety of free-print materials that range from posters to handouts, including a customizable campus resource card. Utilizing this free download, I tweaked their double-sided resource to include the publicly accessible advocacy information.

Please feel free to share, tack them to your fridge, your friend's fridge.

Note: If there has been a recent update to this information that was not reflected on a particular university's page at the time of creation, please don't hesitate to contact me to update!

 

Chicagoland Campus Resources Card

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The Great Disconnect

“I think part of the problem is the internet. I know that sounds like a typical thing for your tired, old mother to say.  I’m not scapegoating technology. I think that your generation has a tough time establishing relationships because of all those app-thingys. Too many options–You can manipulate the world to suit your desires in a way that I never was. You can alter things to meet your exact preferences. There is less struggle, less hard work, less excitement from the “luck of the draw.” The world’s potential is too easily accessible. It leads to endless searching in a way that prevents forging of genuine human connection.  This is a blessing, a lesson, a catalyst. Not a curse.  It’s the universe showing you that you have more to do for you, to be you.”

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