Support & Resources

Gonzaga is committed to providing many resources and support options for students and employees, including off campus partners that specialize in assisting individuals who have experienced sexual assault, intimate partner violence, stalking, and harassment.

Healing after an incident of sexual assault, sexual harassment or relationship violence is often a long and complicated journey. Regardless of when an incident occurred various resources are available to help students get connected to ongoing support services.

Immediately below is a list of support and resources the University can do to help students who have reported gender-based and sexual misconduct, and some of the limitations. At the bottom of this page, is a list of support and resources for employees.

Support for Students

University Ministry 

Telephone: (509) 313-4242

University Ministry’s mission is to support members of the Gonzaga community in their spiritual growth and development, empowering them to live out God’s love in the world. Rooted in the university’s Catholic, Jesuit and humanistic tradition, University Ministry provides opportunities for people of all backgrounds to explore faith and build community, especially through retreats, Mass and worship, small groups, spiritual direction, residence ministry and more. Whether you’re hoping to challenge yourself to greater spiritual growth, or simply need a safe space to talk, stop by University Ministry for open conversations and welcoming hearts.

Contact: University Ministry, Hemmingson Center 104, x4242 or umin@gonzaga.edu.

Lutheran Services On-Campus Advocate

Telephone: (509) 313-6119

Gonzaga has partnered with Lutheran Community Services to provide an on-campus, confidential, sexual assault victim advocate. The advocate can inform you of your rights and options. Additionally, the advocate can walk you through your criminal and Title IX reporting options and can assist you in connecting to confidential support resources such as counseling and support groups. For after hours, you can call Lutheran Community Services' 24-Hour crisis line at (509) 624-7273 for immediate on-call support. Advocates can accompany you to the hospital and assist you through a forensic examination if you so choose. You will be connected to the on-campus advocate the next business day.

Campus Security and Public Safety

Telephone: (509) 313-2222

Officers are available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year to respond to incidents of gender-based and sexual misconduct. Officers are able to take reports, provide support, and assist in contacting SART and/or local law enforcement. Campus Security can also arrange free transportation to local hospitals for students who wish to seek medical attention or pursue evidence collection after experiencing sexual assault. Campus Security is a non-confidential resource.

Center for Cura Personalis

Telephone: (509) 313-2227

Students who have ongoing support needs or want additional assistance as a result of an incident of sexual misconduct or domestic/dating violence are welcome to reach out to the Center for Cura Personalis (CCP). Our case managers can assist students in connecting to on and off campus resources that can help with a variety of concerns and needs. CCP also facilitates numerous programs that promote bystander behavior and support sexual assault prevention. If you aren’t sure where to start, CCP is often a great place. You can contact CCP by calling us at (509) 313-2227 or emailing us at ccp@gonzaga.edu

Title IX

Telephone: (509) 313-6910

Whether you are a student who has experienced sexual assault or harassment or you know someone who has, it can be difficult to decide whether or not to report the behavior. The University has a desire, as a compassionate institution, and a responsibility under federal Title IX regulations, to respond to reports of sexual misconduct and harassment. For information about what to expect once you make a report, visit the Gonzaga Student Handbook. If you have additional questions about reporting, please contact a Title IX Professional or a SART volunteer.

Health & Counseling Services

Telephone: (509) 313-4052

Health & Counseling Services functions as your private physician's office and counseling center. The Health & Counseling Services staff have a strong focus on wellness and want you to fully benefit from Gonzaga’s Jesuit education. Our Board Certified Family Physicians, Psychiatrist, Psychologist, Nurse Practitioners, Registered Nurses and Counselors are here to give you our expertise and care in a confidential setting. Our clinicians are able to diagnose and treat illnesses, prescribe medications, provide psychological counseling, and support students with long-term health concerns. We can attend to medical needs, including STD**, and pregnancy testing after an assault. Please be aware that the Health & Counseling Services cannot collect evidence, but will arrange free transportation to a local facility that can. Health & Counseling Services is a confidential resource. To schedule an appointment, please call (509) 313-4052.

** HIV testing is available at the Health & Counseling Services as well as through the Spokane Regional Health District - see website here)

Disability Access Office

Telephone: (509) 313-4134

Students who have diagnosed health or mental health needs as a result of an incident of sexual misconduct or domestic/dating violence may want to consider working with the Disability Access Office to see if academic or living accommodations are appropriate. The Disability Access Office can be contacted at (509) 313-4134 or by visiting their office on the second floor of Foley. Disability Access keeps all medical records confidential; however, they must report any information regarding gender-based and sexual misconduct to the University.

LGBTQ+ Resource Center

Telephone: (509) 313-5760

The LGBTQ+ Resource Center at Gonzaga University is inspired and guided by the university mission and values of faith, service, justice, leadership, and ethics. It aims to serve as a center for supporting community, networking, research, and education related to concerns shared by students, staff, and faculty of diverse sexual orientations, gender identities, and expressions.

Reports Against a Staff or Faculty Member

Telephone: (509) 313-6910

The University takes all reports of sexual harassment or assault seriously, and especially those incidents reported by students who allege harassment or sexual misconduct by a University staff or faculty member. In this instance, students can report misconduct to the Title IX Coordinator at (509) 313-6910 or Title IX Investigator at (509) 313-3998. Title IX will provide students with support and resources, while addressing any allegations.


Off-Campus Resources

Law Enforcement

Telephone (509) 456-2233

Students are encouraged to report sexual misconduct and violence that may also violate the law to the Spokane Police Department. Any of the confidential or reporting resources listed earlier in this guide can assist students in filing a police report. Spokane Police can be reached at the following numbers: 911 (emergency and where potential collection of evidence is time sensitive) or (509) 456-2233 (Crime Check - for any situation where the crime has already occurred and the alleged perpetrator is no longer around). Please know that professional staff in Gonzaga’s Title IX Office are available to discuss the process of reporting to the criminal justice system.

Spokane Crime Victim Service Center

Telephone: (509) 751-7119

This is a free and confidential 24-Hour Hotline with advocates available to provide you with information and walk you through all of your options. They can also accompany you to the hospital and assist you through an examination process. Advocates can also assist you with filling out an application for Spokane Crime Victim Compensation Program which provides free services available to victims who file a report with Spokane Police Department. CVCP can cover costs associated with obtaining counseling or any other medical health care costs due to any injuries or on-going physical or mental health needs. These services are covered regardless of the findings of a police report that is made in “good faith”.

Advocacy/Support

Telephone: (509) 747-8224

Lutheran Community Services is a local agency specializing in supporting persons who have experienced sexual violence, stalking, intimate partner and dating violence, harassment or discrimination, and hate crimes. This agency also operates the SAFeT (Sexual Assault and Family Trauma Response Center), a service with trained victim’s advocates to provide medical and legal advocacy, including explaining of your rights and information on the legal process, assist you in preparing for interviews and trials, support at interviews with investigators, prosecutors, and defense attorneys, and accompaniment at criminal trials, sentencing, and beyond. Further, Lutheran also offers counseling and support groups to assist individuals both short and long-term. Lutheran is completely independent of Gonzaga and does not share any information with the university.

The YWCA Alternatives to Domestic Violence Program (ADVP) serves victims/survivors of intimate partner domestic violence. The YWCA ADVP program offers housing services, including emergency safe shelter housing, criminal and civil legal services, domestic violence counseling and support groups. The crisis/informational line (509) 326-2255 answered by advocates is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

Counseling

As we have mentioned many times, healing is an important part of this journey. Often counseling is one vital step in the healing process. There are various counselors and therapists available in the Spokane area who specialized in providing support in difficult times. Referrals for local clinicians are available through Gonzaga’s Counseling Center and also through Lutheran Community Services.

 

Support for Employees

Human Resources’ Benefits and Accommodations Specialist is available to assist employees who may need disability accommodations, leaves of absence, or support in utilizing their benefits. She is responsible for planning, coordinating, communicating, and implementing benefit programs as well as disability and leave of absence management for employees.

Gonzaga's Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

Helps employees through personal problems, planning for life events or simply managing daily life which can affect work, health and family. Support Link is a no-cost, company sponsored benefit available to all Gonzaga benefit eligible employees and dependents. The EAP offers confidential support, resources and information to get through life's challenges.

Campus & Local Resources

Provides a comprehensive list of resources available to Gonzaga Community members. Confidential and non-confidential resources are listed first with phone numbers, followed by other available resources in the Gonzaga and local community as they relate to sexual harassment, discrimination, and violence, including stalking, misconduct, and assault.

Health Advocate

Provides all benefit eligible employees and their immediate family members a variety of personalized healthcare services, free of charge. Specifically, Health Advocate provides assistance related to Domestic Violence. For more information regarding Domestic Violence resources, please click here.

Lutheran Community Services

A local agency specializing in supporting persons who have experienced sexual violence, stalking, intimate partner and dating violence, harassment or discrimination, and hate crimes. This agency also operates the SAFeT (Sexual Assault and Family Trauma Response Center), a service with trained victim’s advocates to provide medical and legal advocacy, including explaining of your rights and information on the legal process, assist you in preparing for interviews and trials, support at interviews with investigators, prosecutors, and defense attorneys, and accompaniment at criminal trials, sentencing, and beyond. Further, Lutheran also offers counseling and support groups to assist individuals both short and long-term. Lutheran is completely independent of Gonzaga and does not share any information with the university.

YWCA Alternatives to Domestic Violence Program (ADVP)

Serves victims/survivors of intimate partner domestic violence. The YWCA ADVP program offers housing services, including emergency safe shelter housing, criminal and civil legal services, domestic violence counseling and support groups. The crisis/informational line (509) 326-2255 answered by advocates is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.