Registered Student Organizations
Students at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have organized as activists, advocates, and educators to end sexual misconduct. Here are some of the existing registered student organizations doing work around these topics!
Students Against Sexual Assault (SASA)
After hosting the first "It Happens Here at UIUC" event in April 2015, attracting over 300 attendees, Students Against Sexual Assault (SASA) has become a well-known outlet and source of assistance for survivors of gender-based violence, including but not limited to sexual assault, sexual harassment, dating and domestic violence, and stalking. SASA's vision is to eliminate gender-based violence on the UIUC campus and have survivors feel safe sharing their stories. SASA facilitates meetings and events in order to spread awareness about sexual assault, to provide opportunities for survivors to share their stories, and to promote intersectionality. Furthermore, the organization hopes to impact the university community through advocating for various policy changes to benefit those affected by gender-based violence. SASA meets biweekly on Tuesday's at 7:00 pm at the Women's Resources Center. For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Follow SASA’s Facebook page to stay updated on event and meeting information.
Sexual Health Peers
The Sexual Health Peers are a volunteer peer education group that promotes healthy choices related to sexual health and relationships. Their programs are available to any campus or community group and address areas of sexually transmissible diseases, safer sex, relationships and dating, and birth control. They also take part in events such as Breast Cancer Awareness Month, World AIDS Day, and Safe Spring Break. These trained peer educators are great resources for the Illinois community. They welcome interested students at the beginning of fall and spring semester. The group meets every Friday from 1:00-3:00 pm at McKinley, and there are no pre-requisites for joining. All members are trained by the Sexual Health Educator. For more information, contact Kim Rice, Sexual Health Educator at McKinley Health Center, or visit our website.
Amnesty International is a worldwide organization of more than 2.2 million members working to promote and protect human rights for all people. The UIUC chapter works to carry out this mission through demonstrations, lectures, petitions and letter-writing campaigns to governments at home and abroad. For more information, visit us on Facebook.
Golden Z Club
The Golden Z-Club of the University of Illinois is our chapter of a global organization known as Zonta International. Zonta International is comprised of individuals, who through service and advocacy, work together to advance the status of women worldwide. Zonta Clubs are present in 63 countries and have a membership base of over 30,000 volunteers. Individual collegiate branches of Zonta International are known as Golden Z-Clubs. The Golden Z-Club of the University of Illinois is sponsored and supported by a professional branch of Zonta International located in Lincoln, IL. The Golden Z-Club's purpose on campus, in the surrounding community, and globally, is to help, support, and encourage women. For more information, contact email@example.com or visit our website.
Resources & Support
- Counseling Center
- McKinley Health Center
- Women's Resources Center (Confidential Advisors)
- Rape Advocacy Counseling & Education Services (R.A.C.E.S.)
- Courage Connection (Domestic Violence)
- Champaign, Urbana, or University Police Departments
(217) 333-8911 (Non-Emergency)
- Office for Access & Equity
- Student Assistance Center
(Office of the Dean of Students)
- Office for Student Conflict Resolution