Confidentiality vs. Privacy

OSMRC is not a confidential resource. OSMRC will protect your privacy, but cannot promise confidentiality and is required to act in situations that present a possible threat to the campus community. Connecting victims or complainants with confidential, supportive resources is among the office's primary concerns. 

Victim Advocates

An advocate can confidentially answer questions, provide information about options, and help with safety planning. Victims/survivors have a right to include an advocate in meetings with university administrators, law enforcement, medical personnel, and in court proceedings.

Rape Victim Advocacy Program (RVAP): (319) 335-6000 (24-hour hotline)

Monsoon United Asian Women of Iowa: (866) 881-4641 (24-hour hotline)

Domestic Violence Intervention Program: (800) 373-1043 (24-hour hotline)

Nisaa African Family Services: (319) 338-7617

    Counseling

    In addition to or instead of working with an advocate, individuals may choose counseling to deal with the impact of sexual misconduct, dating/domestic violence, or stalking. Research suggests that victims who work with a counselor or advocate heal more quickly and experience less postsecondary trauma.

    University Counseling Service (for students): (319) 335-7294

    Faculty and Staff Services/Employee Assistance Program (EAP) (for faculty and staff): (319) 335-2085

    Women's Resource and Action Center: (319) 335-1486

    Rape Victim Advocacy Program (RVAP): (319) 335-6000

    Education and consultation

    Within the scope of confidential support available to persons impacted by sexual misconduct, dating/domestic violence, or stalking, all members of the university community have access to the following resources with specialized expertise that can be helpful with decision making. 

    Office of the Ombudsperson: (319) 335-3608

    Women's Resource and Action Center: (319) 335-1486

    Rape Victim Advocacy Program (RVAP): (319) 335-6000