Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault Resources

Sexual Assault Awareness Month

Wednesday, April 9
2:30 - 3:30 pm
Sexual Assault Awareness Education Presented by YWCA Chicago
916 S. Wabash Avenue, 4th Floor, The Loft
Understanding sexual assault is the key to creating a safer and supportive campus. In this presentation, the YWCA provides education on sexual assault, sexual harassment, and services for receiving help. Additionally, the YWCA will dispel common myths and offer a new understanding of rape culture.

Thursday, April 17
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Rock Against Rape
731 S. Plymouth Court, 1st Floor, The Court
The Student Programming Board will host Rock Against Rape featuring Columbia student talent. Swing by for some awesome free food and a chance to hear some of Columbia’s best performers. You don’t want to miss this. The concert is being held in conjunction with a series of programming initiatives created to raise awareness of issues surrounding sexual violence and educate our campus community on prevention and resources available.

Friday, April 18
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
LGBTQ Survivors: Myths, Facts, and How to Help
618 S. Michigan Avenue, 4th Floor, Multipurpose Room
In this workshop participants will learn about how our ideas of gender identity, sexual orientation, race, and class impact our perceptions of sexual assault. We will also be exploring the concept of "rape culture," and how this negatively impacts a survivor's decision to come forward - and if a survivor does come forward, how we can help.

Friday, April 26
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Standing Silent Witness 
50 W Washington St., Daley Plaza 
Standing Silent Witness is Rape Victim Advocate’s signature event for Sexual Assault Awareness Month.  Standing silently for one hour, volunteers wear teal T-shirts bearing the stories of sexual assault survivors in order to “break the silence” about sexual violence. For more information about Columbia’s participation, contact Michelle Sayset, msayset@colum.edu.

Wednesday, April 30
12:00 noon - 1:00 pm
College Assembly
Columbia College Chicago Sexual Assault Resource Panel
618 S. Michigan Ave, Stage Two
Please join the Columbia College Assembly for a panel discussion on the College’s sexual assault resources with Columbia’s Title IX Officer and representatives from Student Relations, Counseling Services, Residence Life, and Campus Safety & Security.

Resources

Campus Security: 312-369-1111 (24 hrs.)
Counseling Services: 312-369-8700
Student Relations: 312-369-8595

Emergency Rooms: 911
Northwestern Hospital: 250 East Erie Street, Chicago
Rush Hospital: 1653 West Congress Parkway, Chicago

Rape Victims Advocates: 312-443-9603
24 Hour Hotline: 888-293-2080
Rapevictimadvocates.org
Provide legal and medical advocacy, as well as, individual, group, and family support.

Illinois Coalition Against Sexual Assault: www.icasa.org , 217-753-4117
Find a nearby crisis center

YWCA: 312-372-6600 (24 hrs.)
Counseling and advocacy

Porchlight Counseling: 773-750-7077
Counseling and referrals

Center for Contextual Change: 847-676-4447 x304
815 West Van Buren
Blue Cross Blue Shield

IntraSpectrum Counseling: 773-750-3505
180 North Michigan, Suite 1040

Live Oak Chicago: 773-880-1310
1300 West Belmont
Blue Cross Blue Shield and sliding scale

Seek Support

Seek support from family, friends, and treatment providers

Proceed to nearby emergency room for medical exam

  • Northwestern Hospital: 312-926-5188
  • Rush Hospital: 312-942-4978

Under Illinois law, you are entitled to free medical help which includes: a medical exam and rape kit if requested (evidence may be collected up to 10-14 days after assault), medications which will assist in preventing infections or STIs (must be taken within 72 hrs.), Plan B contraception and Post-Exposure Prophylaxis to prevent HIV/AIDS (must be taken within 72 hrs.).

Contact Title IX Coordinator: 312-369-7648

  • Required to report and investigate

Criminal sexual assault is an extreme form of sexual harassment and is a violation of this policy.  In addition, it is a criminal act that violates Illinois state law. In compliance with Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (Title IX), Columbia College Chicago prohibits sexual harassment, including sexual violence, and discrimination on the basis of sex in all educational programs and activities. Programs and activities under Title IX include: academic programs, admissions, athletics, recruitment, financial aid, housing and employment, amongst others

Contact Student Relations: 312-369-8595

  • Required to Report

Contact Counseling Services: 312-369-8700

  • Services are Confidential

Contact Chicago Police Department: 312-746-6000 or 311 (non-emergency numbers)

  • This will create a report but filing charges will be optional.
  • Nearest CPD office: 1718 South State Street, 312-745-3694

For more information on Columbia College Chicago's Anti Discrimination and Harrassment policy, click here

24 Hour Domestic Violence Hotline - 1.877.863.6338

24 Hour Rape Crisis Hotline - 1.888.293.2080

Rape Victim Advocates - 312.443.9603 http://www.rapevictimadvocates.org 180 North Michigan Ave. Suite 600, Chicago, IL 60601

Rape Advocates medial advocacy services are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, in local Chicago Emergency Rooms. When a sexual assault survivor arrives at one of Rape Advocates' contracted hospitals, the hospital pages an advocate to assist this survivor while he or she is in the ER.  For a list of local hospitals that provide the service, click here

Rape Victim Advocates provide counseling and support to victims of sexual violence to enable survivors to regain control over their lives. Additional services include basic legal and medical information, referrals to other service organizations, and education and training about sexual assault. 

Porchlight Counseling Services - 773.750.7077http://www.porchlightcounseling.org Ste LL4, 1740 Ridge Ave, Evanston, IL 60201

Porchlight Counseling Services is a free service that provides "counseling, advocacy and other services to male and female college students who have been victims of sexual assault either before or during college." Their goal is to "help the sexual assault survivor heal and get on with life."

YWCA - 312.372.6600 http://www.ywcachicago.org/ 360 North Michigan Ave., Suite 800, Chicago, IL

"The YWCA provides assistance to victims of sexual assault, educates about the effects of violence in our community and promotes general health and wellness through our Sexual Violence and Support Services (SVSS)

Center On Halsted - 773.472.6469
http://www.centeronhalsted.org/cohavp.html

"Since it's inception in 1988, The Anti-Violence Project has provided crisis counseling, information and referrals, and legal advocacy to thousands of survivors of violence and discrimination. The Center on Halsted Anti-Violence Project is a founding member of the National Coalition of ANTI-VIOLENCE PROJECTs (NCAVP), a coalition of more than 40 individual programs across the nation that document and advocate for survivors of LGBT discrimination, hate violence, domestic violence, sexual assault, police misconduct, and other forms of victimization."