Support and Resources

On-Campus Support

Office of Student Affairs
1600 E. Golf Road, Des Plaines
Room 2270

Counseling Services
1600 E. Golf Road, Des Plaines
Room 2270

Oakton Police Des Plaines
1600 E. Golf Road, Des Plaines
Room 1170

Oakton Police Skokie
7701 N. Lincoln Ave., Skokie
Room C100

Office of Access, Equity, and Diversity
1600 E. Golf Road, Des Plaines
Room 1430

Human Resources
1600 E. Golf Road, Des Plaines
Room 1540

Guidance for Sexual Assault Survivors

Here are some suggestions for things you should do if you've been sexually assaulted and key information about getting help at Oakton:
  1. It is important that a survivor of sexual assault not bathe, douche, smoke, change clothing or clean the bed/linen/area where they were assaulted if the offense occurred within the past 96 hours so that evidence, as may be necessary to the proof of criminal activity, may be preserved.
  2. In circumstances of sexual assault, if survivors do not opt for forensic evidence collection, health care providers can still treat injuries and take steps to address concerns of pregnancy and/or sexually transmitted disease.
  3. Survivors of sexual assault, domestic violence, stalking and dating violence are encouraged to also preserve evidence by saving text messages, instant messages, social networking pages, other communications, and keeping pictures, logs or other copies of documents if they have any, that would be useful to the college adjudication process/hearing, panel/investigators or police.
  4. Although Oakton strongly encourages all community members to report violations of this policy to Oakton Police, it is the survivor's choice whether or not to make such a report. The survivor has the right to decline involvement with the police. The Office of Student Affairs or Department of Human Resources will assist any community members with notifying local police if they so desire. See page 11 of this policy for contact information for local municipal police departments.
  5. If you have been a survivor of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault or stalking, you should report the incident promptly to the Title IX coordinator, Rob Peterson, at 847.635.1745,, Room 2270 Des Plaines campus, Room B210 Skokie campus and Oakton Police at 847.635.1880 (if the survivor so desires). Oakton will provide resources to persons who have been survivors of sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence or stalking and will apply appropriate disciplinary procedures to those who violate this policy.
  6. Evidence dissipates over time or becomes lost or unavailable, thereby making investigation, possible prosecution, disciplinary proceedings or obtaining protection from abuse orders related to the incident more difficult. If a survivor chooses not to make a complaint regarding an incident, he or she nevertheless should consider speaking with Oakton Police or other law enforcement to preserve evidence if the survivor changes their mind at a later date.

Community Resources

After an incident of sexual assault and domestic violence, the survivor should consider seeking medical attention as soon as possible. 

In Illinois, evidence must be collected even if a survivor chooses not to file a report with law enforcement. Hospitals are required to notify the local police department that treatment has been given to a sexual assault survivor; however, the survivor is not required to file a report. You can seek medical support at one of the listed hospitals below:

Alexian Brothers Medical Center
847.981.3599 (Emergency Room)
800 West Biesterfield Road
Elk Grove Village 60007

Glenbrook Hospital
847.657.5632 (Emergency Room)
2100 Pfingsten Road
Glenview 60025

St. Alexius Medical Center
847.490.6930 (Emergency Room)
1555 North Barrington Road
Hoffman Estates 60194

Lutheran General Hospital
847.723.5154 (Emergency Room)
1775 Dempster Street
Park Ridge 60068

Northwest Community Hospital
847.618.4000 (Emergency Room)
800 W. Central Road
Arlington Heights 60005

Skokie Hospital
847.933.6950 (Emergency Room)
9600 Gross Point Road
Skokie 60076

St. Francis Hospital
847.316.4000 (Emergency Room)
355 Ridge Avenue
Evanston 60202

Law Enforcement Services

Local Police
Emergency 911

Des Plaines
Non-emergency 847.391.5400

Non-emergency 847.982.5900

YWCA Evanston/North Shore (Residential Services)

Crisis Support Services

Life Span

24-hour Crisis Line 847.532.9540

  • Legal services
  • Individual parent and child counseling
  • Violence prevention programming within high schools, elementary schools, and early childhood programs
  • Community education
  • Agency consultation
  • 24-hour crisis line

Des Plaines

Northwest Center Against Sexual Assault (Rape Crisis Center)

24-hour Crisis Line 888.802.8890

  • Advocacy
  • Crisis intervention
  • Counseling
  • Prevention and education

Arlington Heights

Crisis Hotlines

24-hour Crisis Line: 877.718.1868

Chicago Rape Crisis Hotline
24-hour Crisis Line: 888.293.2080

  • Anonymous
  • Provides immediate support and crisis intervention
  • Provides information and referrals to survivors, significant others and professionals