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CONFIDENTIAL, CAMPUS CONFIDENTIAL, AND PRIVATE OPTION CONTACT INFORMATION
If you or a friend are seeking information on the types of reporting or assistance options that exist for someone that has experienced gender based violence or is navigating allegations of this type, please scroll below for summaries of services and contact information.
For more information about the differences between these options, click here.
Contact Info for Confidential Options
ACCESS is a community agency that can provide services for survivors of physical or sexual abuse or assault. They have a 24-hour hotline and around the clock response, so staff can meet you at the hospital or police department so you don’t have to be alone. They are also a confidential resource, and can provide information, support, and connect you to other resources (medical, victim services, police, counseling, university services, etc.) They can also share information with friends and family members about how to support you.
SEXUAL ABUSE CRISIS LINE (515-292-5378 or Toll Free 800-203-3488)
DOMESTIC ABUSE CRISIS LINE (515-292-0519 or Toll Free 855-983-4641)
Health Care Services
You can utilize either Mary Greeley Medical Center or Thielen Student Health Center to meet with a confidential health care provider, or to request a sexual assault forensic exam. Health care services in Ames include the following:
Corner of Union Drive and Sheldon Avenue on the ISU campus
1111 Duff Avenue
Students can meet with a confidential and licensed mental health counselor. Counselors can also provide information about community resources and referrals.
3rd Floor, Student Services Building
515-294-5056 - Let the receptionist know you are requesting a same-day crisis appointment.
Contact Info for "Campus Confidential" Options
Margaret Sloss Center for Women and Gender Equity
The Sloss Center provides support and information through educational outreach, appropriate referral services, and a safe space.
Center for LGBTQIA+ Student Success
The Center for LGBTQIA+ Student Success develops academic and personal success, community, and leadership for lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, queer, intersex, asexual, and allied students at Iowa State University.
3224 Memorial Union
Contact Info for Private Campus Resources
Dean of Students Office
Staff in the Dean of Students Office can assist a student in filing a report or, if the student is not ready to file a report, the staff can work with them regarding other support and resources, connecting them to offices to assist with concerns regarding housing, class assignments or schedules, leaves of absence, withdrawal or other academic concerns. Staff can also assist the student in notifying ISU Police or local law enforcement, or referring the student to resources such as counseling or a confidential advocate.
1010 Student Services Building
Office of Equal Opportunity
The Office of Equal Opportunity (“OEO”) ensures equal access to employment and educational opportunities and promotes a working and learning environment free from discrimination and harassment. Margo Foreman, Assistant Vice President for Diversity, Inclusion and Equal Opportunity, is ISU’s designated Title IX Coordinator. OEO assists students who have been impacted by various forms of gender-based and sexual violence, including sexual assault, sexual harassment, stalking, and intimate partner violence. Contacting OEO does not initiate a complaint or an investigation. Individuals can report sexual misconduct, file a complaint, and/or seek guidance from the Title IX Coordinator and OEO staff in person, by phone, by email, or online.
3410 Beardshear Hall
ISU Police Division
Contacting ISU Police does not mean a student must pursue criminal charges. ISU Police can advise students of their options, help preserve evidence while they consider options, and assist students in safety planning.