Safety at UNI

Sexual Assault Support and Resources

University policy prohibits discrimination, harassment, and retaliation on the basis of any protected class (see Policy 13.02). This includes sexual misconduct, including sexual assault, dating/domestic violence, and stalking.

UNI encourages those who have experienced any form of sexual harassment or assault to report the incident online or to the University Title IX Officer (or any of the designated Title IX Deputy Coordinators).

Reporting an incident does not mean filing an official complaint. For more information, please visit

Title IX Officer
Leah Gutknecht

Title IX Deputy Coordinator
Kaylee Michelson

All administrators, faculty, and staff have the obligation to report incidents of sexual misconduct involving students to the UNI Title IX Officer or the UNI Title IX Deputy Coordinator. For more information about reporting responsibilities, click here.

Assistance is available to provide changes in housing, work schedules, and class sections for survivors of sexual assault. It is also available to help with no contact orders, class assignments, communication with instructors, and other needs or questions that may arise.

Students may also wish to make a direct contact with their faculty, department head, and/or dean for assistance with academic concerns. Please be advised that all request for interim actions related to sexual misconduct will be reported to the Title IX officer. 


An advocate provides support for individuals impacted by sexual assault and domestic violence. Advocates are completely confidential. Advocate will answer questions, give information about options and additional resources, and assist with the options an individual may choose to pursue. All parties have the right to have an advocate/advisor attend appointments, meetings, and proceedings with them.

Riverview Center & UNI Campus Coordinator
Phone: 888-557-0310

Riverview Center Crisis Line & Sexual Assault Advocate (24 hours)
Hotline: 888-557-0310

Waypoint Services Crisis Line & Relationship Violence Advocate (24 hours)
Hotline: 319-363-2093 or 800-208-0388 

Amani Community Service (African American Community)
Hotline: 888-983-2533

Monsoon Asians & Pacific Islanders in Solidarity​
​Hotline: 866-881-4641

Iowa Victim Service Call Center
Hotline: 800-770-1650
Text: 'Iowahelp' to 20121

Other Confidential Resources

UNI Counseling Center (24 hours)

UNI Employee Assistance Program (EAP) (24 hours)