Reaching Out for Help


Lewis University encourages you to report all forms of violence and seek needed help. There are various methods for reporting violence and/or assisting a friend. It is important to us that you know the available options and resources. This page is dedicated to helping you identify resources that are private, confidential, on-campus and, off-campus.

Please note that there are two types of resources to consider when seeking help for yourself and/or a friend.

Private Resource

If you talk with someone from a private resource, they are required to report incidences to the Lewis University Title IX Coordinator. Depending on the nature of the report, other departments and offices may be involved as needed to protect the survivor and/or campus community. Lewis strives to keep the identity of all individuals who file a report private but cannot provide confidentiality.

Confidential Resource

If you speak with someone from a confidential resource, your identity and information cannot be shared without your written consent. Exceptions are made in response to court orders, in cases where there is child abuse, and/or a serious threat to hurt self or others. Confidential Resources may be on or off-campus.


Lewis University Title IX Coordinator
Graciela Dufour
(815) 836-5548

Dean of Students
Kathy Slattery
(815) 836-5278

Lewis University Police Department
Lower Level of Memorial Hall
Emergency: (815) 836-5911 or 5911
Non-Emergency: (815) 836-5222

Romeoville Police Department
1050 West Romeo Road
Romeoville, IL 60446
Emergency: 911
Monday – Friday, 8:00 am – 8:00 pm
(815) 886-7219

Lockport Police Department
1212 S. Farrell Road
Lockport, IL 60441
Emergency: 911
Non-Emergency: (815) 838-2131

Crest Hill Police Department
1610 Plainfield Rd
Crest Hill, IL 60403
Emergency: 911
Non-Emergency: (815) 741-5111

Joliet Police Department
150 W Washington St
Joliet, IL 60432
Emergency: 911
Non-Emergency: (815) 726-2491

Bolingbrook Police Department
375 W Briarcliff Rd
Bolingbrook, IL 60440
Emergency: 911
Non-Emergency: (630) 226-8660


Support Resources

Confidential Support & Advocacy Resources

Center for Health and Counseling Services
Lower Level Mother Teresa Hall
(815) 836-5455

Guardian Angel Community Services (off-campus)
168 N. Ottawa Street
Joliet, IL 60432
(815) 729-0930

(815) 730-8984 (24 hour  Sexual Assault hotline)

(815) 729-1228 (24 hour Domestic Violence Hotline)

Private Support & Advocacy Resources

Dean of Students
Memorial Hall (Student Union)
(815) 836-5278

Lewis University Police Department
Lower Level Memorial Hall (Student Union)
Emergency: (815) 836-5911 or 5911
Non-Emergency: (815) 836-5222

Residence Life
Memorial Hall (Student Union)
(815) 836-5125

University Ministry
Sancta Alberta Chapel
(815) 836-5289

Vice President for Student Services
Memorial Hall (Student Union)
(815) 836-5275

Medical Treatment

Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital
500 Remington Blvd,
Bolingbrook, IL 60440
(630) 312-5200

Edward Hospital
801 S. Washington
Naperville, IL 60540
(630) 527-3000

Presence St. Joseph Medical Center
333 N. Madison
Joliet, IL 60435
(815) 725-7133

Silver Cross Hospital
1900 Silver Cross Blvd
New Lenox, IL 60541
(815) 300-1100


What to do if you are sexually assaulted
  • The first thing that you should do if you have been sexually assaulted is get to a safe place. Lewis University encourages students to report the matter promptly to campus police.

  • It is also important to try and preserve any possible evidence. This may include (but is not limited to) clothing, beverages, weapons, etc. Try not to touch anything until the police have arrived.

  • Avoid bathing, washing hair or going to the bathroom.

  • Get medical care as soon as possible. Even if you do not think that you have any injuries you should still have a medical exam. You can also get tested for drugs if you believed you were given something without your consent.

  • If you want to make a report contact LUPD or the Title IX Coordinator at the numbers listed above.