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Confidential Disclosure

When discussing sexual misconduct (e.g., sexual harassment, sexual violence, sexual assault or sexual exploitation) or interpersonal misconduct (e.g., domestic violence, dating violence or stalking), the idea of confidentiality can be confusing. Different people, depending on their roles, have varying obligations with regard to confidentiality. Under Iowa law, communications with some individuals are legally privileged and confidential—this means they will not share with law enforcement or the Title IX Coordinator information they received in confidence. In addition to attorneys or religious counselors, these confidential individuals and services include the following:

Drake University Peer Advocacy and Support

Violence Intervention Partner (VIP)

515-512-2972 call/text*

Professional or Pastoral Counseling

University Counseling Center (students)


Employee Assistance Program (employees, not including student-employees)

515-244-6090 or 800-327-4692*

Crisis Observation Center (students or employees)

515-282-5742* (or Drake Public Safety can assist at 271-2222)

 Drake University Spiritual Counselor, Ted Lyddon-Hatten


Advocacy and Support

Polk County Crisis and Advocacy

 515-286-3600* or office hours in Counseling Center on Wednesdays 3:00-4:30 (fall & spring terms)

Domestic Violence Services (CFI)


L.U.N.A. Latina Sexual and Domestic Violence Services

866-256-7668 crisis line*

Monsoon United Asian Women of Iowa


Nissa African Women’s Project


Iowa Sexual Abuse Hotline


Iowa Domestic Violence Hotline 

800-770-1650* or text ‘IOWAHELP’ to 20121


Medical Care and Support

Drake Student Health Center

Planned Parenthood

Broadlawns Medical Center

Iowa Lutheran Hospital

Iowa Methodist Hospital

Mercy Medical Center

515 271-3731






 *Available 24/7

Report to Title IX*
Contact Drake Public Safety
Confidential Resources

*Employee reporters submitting reports through this form should follow up with the Title IX Coordinator at (515) 271-4956.

Quick contacts to reach confidential support

  • VIP student support or advocacy
    515-512-2972 (call or text)
  • Polk County Crisis and Advocacy
  • Professional advocate at the Counseling Center 
        - Thursdays 3:00-4:30 during fall & spring term