Please visit www.luc.edu/ccrt for more information about sexual assault services on and off campus.
Loyola University Chicago is committed to a community that respects the dignity and worth of each person. In accordance with the university's Jesuit, Catholic values and its role as an educational institution, Loyola will not tolerate any form of coercive sexual behavior, including sexual assault, against any of its students.
If you have been the victim of sexual assault or have had an unwanted sexual experience, the Wellness Center can provide you with information and support. On this page you will find information about your options as well as resources that can assist and support you. Please click on these links to learn more:
- What is Sexual Assault?
- If You Are Sexually Assaulted
- Sexual Assault Advocacy Services
- How to Help Someone Who Has Been Sexually Assaulted
- Reduce Your Risk of Sexual Assault
- Men Can Prevent Sexual Assault
- Sexual Assault Resource Card
- Additional Resources
According to Illinois law, sexual assault is sexual penetration by the use of force or threat, or sexual penetration knowing the victim was unable to understand the nature of the act or give knowing consent.
Loyola University Chicago's Community Standards defines sexual assault as any unwelcome sexual advance that injures or threatens to injure another person, including, but not limited to, rape. Sexual abuse is any actual or attempted non-consensual sexual activity, including, but not limited to, attempted intercourse, sexual touching, exhibitionism, or sexual language of a threatening nature. Non-consensual activity includes situations where consent cannot be given because the victim is incapacitated due to alcohol or drug consumption or is unconscious.
Having sex with someone who is drunk is sexual assault. Someone who is intoxicated cannot legally give consent to sex.
The Wellness Center offers support and advocacy to students who have experienced sexual assault. Confidential, nonjudgmental services include:
- Referrals to counseling and other supportive services on campus and in the community
- Education about medical options and procedures, including evidence collection
- Information about and referrals to legal advocacy
- Assistance in reporting an assault to Campus Safety, if you choose
- Support and advocacy in navigating Loyola’s conduct system, if you choose
- Assistance for significant others and friends of sexual assault survivors
You have options, and you are not alone. During the academic school year, services are available Monday through Friday 8-4:30pm and weekends (5pm Friday – 8am Monday).
Please note: during the summer, advocacy hours are 8am to 4pm Monday through Friday. Advoacy is not available during school holidays.
Please call the non-emergency LUC Sexual Assault Advocacy Line at (773) 494-3810. If the Wellness Center is closed and you need to speak to someone right away, please call the Chicago Rape Crisis Hotline at (888) 293-2080.