Domestic Violence

  • 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
    Provide legal and medical advocacy, as well as, individual, group, and family support.

    Illinois Coalition Against Sexual Assault: , 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 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 - 773.750.7077 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 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

    "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."