sexual misconduct response

Johnson County sexual assault victims, survivors benefit from fund

The Johnson County Sexual Assault Response Team (JCSART) Fund—which was established last fall by local health-care providers and other generous donors with gifts made through the University of Iowa Foundation—helps support the JCSART, one of many resources that can help lessen trauma for sexual assault victims and survivors.

Coming together for healing and hope

RVAP hosts Women’s Sexual Violence Support Group beginning June 18
The Rape Victim Advocacy Program at the University of Iowa is offering a Women’s Sexual Violence Support Group beginning Wednesday, June 18 and continuing until Wednesday, Aug. 6, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the RVAP offices, located at 332 S. Linn St., Suite 100 in Iowa City.

RVAP seeks volunteer advocates to help sexual assault victims/survivors

Deadline to apply is May 26
The Rape Victim Advocacy Program at the University of Iowa is currently recruiting volunteer advocates to staff the crisis line and support survivors at the hospital or with law enforcement. The deadline to apply is May 26.

Mason issues statement on White House sexual assault recommendations

Many UI efforts in line with task force report
University of Iowa President Sally Mason issued a statement in response to recommendations issued today, Tuesday, April 29, by the White House Task Force to Protect Students From Sexual Assault:
Morgen Sedlacek hangs a t-shirt.

Cathartic clothes

Clothesline Project bears witness to violence, offering healing and hope
Almost 400 t-shirts designed by victims and survivors of sexual violence are displayed in the Old Capitol Town Center today, Tuesday, April 29, as part of the Clothesline Project, a visual display bearing witness to violence against people of all genders, organized locally by the Rape Victim Advocacy Program as part of Sexual Assault Awareness Month.

President's Forum highlights efficiency and safety

UI President Sally Mason points to millions in savings, new measures to combat sexual assault
In the final President’s Forum of the semester, UI President Sally Mason pointed to the university’s long record of streamlining operations and noted progress on UI measures to combat sexual assault.
a woman hangs a t-shirt for the annual Clothesline project display

Empowering and educating

Bystander intervention training, summit part of Sexual Assault Awareness Month
“It’s Time…To Talk About It!: Your voice. Our future. Prevent sexual violence,” is the theme of this year’s Sexual Assault Awareness Month, an initiative organized locally by the Rape Victim Advocacy Program in collaboration with other campus and community organizations.
nite ride vans

The Gazette UI debuts second Nite Ride van

As of Friday, the University of Iowa now has two of its popular Nite Ride vans in circulation—an addition administrators made in response to student concerns about safety and sexual assault on campus.