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Upper Iowa University is committed to transforming our campus culture and community into an environment that promotes justice, compassion and equality for all survivors of violence, including sexual, domestic, dating and stalking.


  • Confidential Reporting at UIU: 563.425.5786
  • Confidential Local Sexual Assault Hotline: 888.557.0310
  • Confidential Local Domestic Violence Hotline: 800.383.2988
  • UIU Campus Security Office: 563.425.3500
  • National Domestic Violence Hotline: 800.799.7233
  • National Sexual Assault Hotline: 800.656.4673
  • LGBTQ Help Hotline: 888.843.4564
  • LGBTQ Support: 866.488.7386 or text START to 678.678
  • Love Is Respect: Text LOVEIS to 22522
  • Title IX Compliance: 563.425.5959
  • Fayette Police: 563.425.3500
  • American Veteran’s Crisis Line: 800.273.8255
  • Pregnancy Help Hotline: 800.395.4357
  • Deaf Iowans Against Abuse 24/7 Crisis Line: 319.531.7719; text: 515.661.4015
  • 24 hour Healthcare Advice: 800.858.1050

Sexual Assault

  • Forced or coerced sexual contact
  • Behavior that happens without consent

Sexual assault includes rape, attempted rape, and sexual harassment or threats. One in five women and one in sixteen men have been raped and almost half of women have experienced another type of sexual assault. If you have been sexually assaulted, it is not your fault.

If you or someone you know has been sexually assaulted, you have the right to know what options are available to you.

To discuss your options, contact:

  • Confidential Reporting:
    Director of Counseling
    [email protected]
  • Iowa Victim Service Call Center
    1.800.770-1650 or text “iowahelp” to 20121
  • Local Sexual Assault Hotline
  • Riverview Center

Dating Violence

Dating violence is a type of intimate partner violence. It occurs between two people in a close relationship. The nature of dating violence can be physical, emotional, or sexual.

Physical—This occurs when a partner is pinched, hit, shoved, slapped, punched, or kicked.

Psychological/Emotional—This means threatening a partner or harming his or her sense of self-worth. Examples include name calling, shaming, bullying, embarrassing on purpose, or keeping him/her away from friends and family.

Dating violence can take place in person or electronically, such as repeated texting or posting sexual pictures of a partner online. Victims often think some behaviors, like teasing and name calling, are a “normal” part of a relationship. However, these behaviors can become abusive and develop into more serious forms of violence. Dating violence is a widespread issue that has serious long-term and short-term effects. Many victims do not report it because they are afraid to tell friends and family.

Domestic Violence

Domestic violence is a pattern of abusive behavior in any relationship that is used by one partner to gain or maintain power and control over another intimate partner.

This includes any behaviors that intimidate, manipulate, humiliate, isolate, frighten, terrorize, coerce, threaten, blame, hurt, injure, or wound someone.

Even though some victims appeared satisfied with not reporting the incident, nearly one in three victims said, in hindsight, they wished they had sought help from the police or another professional service sooner than they did and 14 percent said they wished they had left the relationship earlier.


Stalking refers to any unwanted contact between two people that directly or indirectly communicates a threat or places the victim in fear.

Behavior by any individual, such as following a person, appearing at a person’s home or place of business, making harassing phone calls, leaving written messages or objects, or vandalizing a person’s property.

  • Local Sexual Assault Hotline

One in six women and one in 19 men have been stalked.


Unwelcome behavior that creates a hostile or intimidating environment that makes it difficult or Taking adverse action against someone participating in a protected activity based on their participation in that protected activity.impossible to work or learn.


Taking adverse action against someone participating in a protected activity based on their participation in that protected activity.

Sexual Misconduct

Any unwelcome behavior of a sexual nature that is committed without consent or by force, intimidation, coercion or manipulation.


Occurs when an individual is treated adversely because of their membership in a protected class.

This is an interactive list of state resources for survivors of sexual assault and domestic violence, as well as a list of national and local Iowa resources for survivors. One may also donate or volunteer with any of these organizations.

State Coalitions Against Rape:

Domestic Violence Resources: