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Advocacy services provide support and guidance for individuals who are going or have gone through a traumatic event(s) and are struggling to find a way out of the situation.  Advocates work one on one to guide and educate the individual with informed choices of options.  Advocacy services are offered through a variety of places on and off campus.  

Campus Resources

Sexual Assault Support Advocate

Talk ABout it


The Sexual Assault Support Advocate assists University of Utah students who have experienced sexual assault, domestic violence, stalking or other interpersonal violence.  All services are free and confidential. Our advocate can help connect students with needed resources on and off campus and help navigate both the University system and the criminal justice system should they choose to report.


Anyone who talks to the Sexual Assault Support Advocate is NOT obligated to report. The advocates sole purpose is to help ensure students needs are met. 


To make a confidential appointment, email Jodi Petersen or call us at 801-581-7779. 

Center for Student Wellness


The Center for Student Wellness is your portal for information, resources and solutions for wellness-related issues. We offer one-stop shopping for available resources. We want to help you be successful here at the U and in all aspects of your life. If we don’t have what you are looking for, we will connect you with someone that does.  The center houses an Advocacy Coordinator on campus that can assist you in determining your options on and off campus for survivors of sexual assault, stalking, and inter-personal violence.  The Advocacy Coordinator can go with you and advocate on your behalf both on and off campus.   

University Police

Campus Police Dispatch

The Department of Public Safety staff is here to help make your time on campus pleasant. They endeavor to do all that is possible to build an environment that promotes a feeling of safety and security. Services offered: round-the-clock patrols, building access, motorist assists, safety escorts (Campus After Dark Program), Fingerprinting, and RAD class.

Dean of Students Office

A Ray Oplin Union
Room 270

The Dean of Students' Office coordinates the Student Conduct Administration processes, serves as an advocate for students facing challenges to their success as students, and advises several student leadership organizations. They have staff ready to assist students, staff, faculty, family members, and community members with student issues and concerns. Services offered: student advocacy, student conduct, Behavioral Intervention Team, student government (ASUU), fraternities & sororities, and consultation/troubleshooting/training. 

Community Resources

Rape Recovery Center
24 hour crisis/info line: 801-467-7273
2035 South 1300 East
Salt Lake City, UT 84105

Rape Recovery Center mission is to empower those victimized by sexual violence through advocacy, crisis intervention and therapy and to educate the community about the cause, impact, and prevention of sexual violence.


Rape, Abuse, and Incest National Network (RAINN) 
1-800-656-HOPE (4673)

RAINN is a 24/7 national toll-free hotline for victims of sexual assault. When a victim calls the 800 number, the call will be routed instantaneously to the rape crisis center nearest the caller.

Inter-personal Violence

Utah Domestic Violence Coalition

24 hour crisis/info line: 1-800-897-LINK (5465)

The Domestic Violence Info-line will LINK you to the help you need.  Your call will be free and no one will find out that you have called.  You don’t have to tell us your name to get help.  The 1-800 number will help you find…counseling, health clinics, shelters, safe houses, support groups, police, mental health services, human service agencies, legal services, victim assistance groups and more. 

Love is Respect
Text “loveis” to 22522

We designed to: create the ultimate resource fostering healthy dating attitudes and relationships; provide a safe space for young people to access information and help in an environment that is designed specifically for them; ensure confidentiality and trust so young people feel safe and supported—online and off.


Stalking Resource Center 

Stalking Awareness Month


Last Updated: 2/2/18