Effective September 17, 2021, Interim Director, Stephanie Noriega transitioned the Survivor Advocates program under the new leadership of Cassandra Hirdes, Assistant Director of Counseling and Psych Services. We continue to have staff available to meet with students who have been impacted by Gender Based Violence and will be hiring two more Survivor Advocates soon. To refer yourself or someone you know please refer to the links below.
We would like to send our gratitude to the 2018-2021 Survivor Advocacy team as we transition to this new team of individuals committed to providing trauma informed support to students navigating difficult life events.
Please note our operating hours are Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. If the referral occurs outside of those hours and you need immediate assistance please see the resources below or call Counseling and Psych Services 24/7: 520-621-3334 or use these crisis support resources.
Need immediate support?
24/7 Hotlines for crisis support:
Emerge Domestic Violence Program
Provides domestic abuse crisis intervention and housing, prevention, education, support, and advocacy services. For immediate help, call their multilingual hotline to get started. Hotline specialists are ready to take your call 24/7: 520-795-4266 or 1-888-428-0101.
Southern Arizona AIDS Foundation Anti-Violence Programs
Works to prevent, respond to and end all forms of violence against and within the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and questioning communities of southern Arizona. SAAF Anti-Violence Project 24 hr. bilingual crisis line: 520-624-0348 800-553-9387
Southern Arizona Center Against Sexual Assault (SACASA)
Provides crisis services, advocacy, support, therapy and education for individuals and families impacted by sexual trauma. SACASA provides a safe place for survivors to heal, gain strength, learn coping skills, and develop trusting, caring relationships. 24-Hour Hotline at (520) 327-7273 or toll free at (800) 400-1001
Additional information: You can stay up-to-date on the campus response to COVID-19 by visiting the University of Arizona's COVID-19 site
Confidentiality Statement: The Survivor Advocacy program provides students who have experienced sexual or gender-based violence with a confidential place to seek support and resources within the University community. Students' names, identifying information and any disclosures they make to us will be kept confidential unless an advocate receives permission from the student to release the information to a specific third party for additional support services or other assistance.
The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act or 'Clery Act' requires that universities publish an annual security report that includes aggregate statistics for certain crimes reported to have occurred in any building or property owned/controlled by it, any property within or adjacent to the same reasonably contiguous geographic area of the institution, and/or used in support of or in relation to its educational purpose. Per the Clery Act, Survivor Advocacy may be required to provide de-identified information of the type of incident you have experienced, the location of the incident, and approximate date of occurrence if it meets Clery reporting requirements. However, any identifying information about a student accessing Survivor Advocacy will be kept confidential, including any information about you specifically, or details of the incident you have experienced that may identify you. Survivor Advocacy staff will review its reporting obligations under The Clery Act with you to answer any questions you may have.
If you need any assistance to effectively meet or talk with the Survivor Advocacy Program, please contact the advocates at (520) 621-5767 or firstname.lastname@example.org (link sends e-mail).