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Advocating For You

Confidential Advocacy

Speak with us 100% confidentially through email or call 402.280.3794.

Report an incident

Call 402.280.3189 or visit the Office of Title IX and Civil Rights Compliance to create a report.

The VIP Center will support you throughout the reporting process.

What Does Confidential Mean?

The VIP Centerís advocates will not share any identifiable information without permission, unless sharing is required by law, or if the information suggests that there is imminent risk of harm to self, others, or the campus community. 

What is Advocacy?

Advocacy is:

  • Healing-centered engagement.
  • Culturally rooted and intersectional.
  • Trauma-informed, active, emotional support.
  • Assisting victims/survivors in exploring and understanding their options.
  • Referrals to campus and community resources.
  • Walking with you as you make informed decisions.
  • Listening generously without judgement.
  • Psychoeducation on the impact of trauma and cycle of violence.
  • Available to any student, faculty, or staff in the campus community, regardless of where and when an incident took place.

You can expect:

  • Collaborative brainstorming regarding options.
  • Administrative support throughout the reporting, investigation, and hearing process.
  • To share as much or as little information as you would like
  • To make a holistic plan
  • To learn about your rights and reporting options.
  • To discuss your needs regarding housing, class absences, coursework extensions, transportation, safety planning, access to campus services, and more
  • To discuss how your experience may have affected work or school and how your advocate can help by working with your professors for supportive measures.
  • To get connected to other on- and off-campus resources, including counseling.
  • To discuss resources available for medical care including forensic exams for evidence collection.