Sexual Assault

Forcing another person to have sexual contact of any kind is never okay.  It is a crime called sexual assault.

ICASA – or “Illinois Coalition Against Sexual Assault”- focuses on victims’ rights and the legal processes due an assault victim. Take a moment to explore the links included on their web page. The Springfield phone number for ICASA is: (217) 753-4117.

You may also contact ICASA via e-mail: sblack@icasa.org

Counseling and Emergency Assistance

Call the UIS Counseling Center at HRB 64, (217) 206-7122

After Hours Crisis Counselor: (217) 725-8410

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Sojourn Shelter and Service, Inc.
1800 Westchester Blvd
Springfield, IL 62704
24-hour Hotline: (217) 726-5200

Prairie Center Against Sexual Assault
3 W Old State Capitol Plaza
Springfield, IL 62701
217.744 2560
24-hour Hotline: (217) 753-8081

UIS Health Services
BSB 20 (Business Services Building)
(217)206-6676

Women’s Center
Student Life Building, (SLB) 15
Phone: (217) 206-7173
Email: womenscenter@uis.edu

St. John’s Hospital Emergency Room
800 E. Carpenter
Springfield, IL
(217) 525-5610

Memorial Medical Center Emergency Room
800 N. Rutledge
Springfield, IL
(217) 788-3030

Sexual Assault Hotline: 1-800-656-HOPE (4673)

SurvivingInNumbers.org is a nonprofit corporation aimed at creating awareness about sexual assault using personal stories handwritten on posters, then displayed on college campuses.   They provide workshops on consent, peer support, and empowerment.  Surviving in Numbers works with military survivors to help them share their stories in a safe, anonymous way that brings awareness to the problem without forcing a survivor to make a formal report about their assault.

CultureOfRespect.org provides information to strengthen sexual assault prevention efforts on college campuses.

SaferCampus.org empowers students to hold their universities accountable for having strong campus sexual assault policies and programming.

KnowYourIX.org provides information about The Clery Act, (requires colleges and universities, both public and private, participating in federal student aid programs to disclose campus safety information, and imposes certain basic requirements for handling incidents of sexual assault, stalking, domestic violence, and dating violence) and the Campus SaVE Act (The Campus Sexual Violence Elimination (SaVE) Act increases transparency on campus about incidents of sexual violence, guarantees victims enhanced rights, sets standards for disciplinary proceedings, and requires campus-wide prevention education programs).