Grinnell Advocates [advocates] is a staff supervised, student organization that aims to create greater awareness about issues surrounding sexual assault and dating violence on campus. This group provides sensitive, educational programming about issues related to dating violence, sexual harassment, and sexual assault. The Advocates also act as an immediate resource for victims through the Domestic Violence Alternatives Student Assult Center (DVA/SAC) hotline.
Peer Advocates are individuals trained to provide supportive services for students who have found themselves in the midst of incidents of dating or sexual violence. Peer Advocates do not provide counseling services, rather they offer a non-judgemental listening ear and information for relevant resources. They will maintain confidentiality to the fullest extent possible and ensure that no survivor or student-at-risk has to navigate the medical, legal, mental health, or campus system alone.
On-call Peer Advocate: (641) 269-4600
|Student Health and Counseling Services||Please contact SHACS as a confidential and medical resource at (641) 269-3230. SHACS professional staff are not mandatory reporters of sexual assault and have confidential counseling available.|
|Campus Security||Grinnell Campus Security acts as a resource for sexual assault response at (641) 269-3230.|
|Dean of Religious Life and Chaplain||The Chaplain and Associate Chaplain are confidential resources at (641) 269-4981 and are not mandatory reporters of sexual assult. They offer counseling services and are located in the Center for Religion, Spirituality, and Social Justice, open 8am-5pm, Monday-Friday.|
|Student Affairs||Student Affairs can assist with academic difficulties as a result of sexual assault or violence, as well as contacting faculty on behalf of the student. The Office of Residence Life can also assist students who have concerns related to their living situations. Academic Advising Office may be contacted at (641) 269-3702, the Office of Residence Life at (641) 269-3700, and the RLC on call at (641) 269-4600 for urgent assistence.|
|Grinnell Police Department||
Call 911 for immediate help, or call (641) 236-2350 for the Police Department.
|DVA/SAC||Domestic Violence Alternatives/Sexual Assult Center opperates a 24 hour crisis line at 1-800-779-3512.|