Welcome to the UIC Campus Advocacy Network

Staying Connected: Updates about COVID-19 and WLRC/CAN

Aerial photo of UIC's campusMarch 16, 2020 Update:

For the duration of the Spring 2020 semester, WLRC (and all the Centers for Cultural Understanding and Social Change) will be physically closed, and all programs (including Write @ WLRC and Black Hair Quilt Project) will be suspended until further notice.

Staff are working remotely and can be reached at wlrc@uic.edu. We will continue to stay connected with you through social media and email.

The Campus Advocacy Network will continue to serve UIC students, faculty, and staff. Our confidential advocate is available for virtual appointments.

To schedule a meeting or request more information, please email can-appointment@uic.edu or kmaginot@uic.edu. You can also call (312) 413-8206 and leave a voicemail.



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The Campus Advocacy Network (CAN) is an on campus service center dedicated to providing confidential, anonymous, free services to UIC students, staff and faculty who have experienced sexual assault, domestic/dating violence, stalking and hate crimes. Our advocates are fully trained to state standards (40 hour sexual assault advocacy and 40 hour domestic violence advocacy) and have extensive training in stalking. They have many years of experience helping victims navigate systems they need to access on campus, including university administrative systems such as Title IX investigations and student conduct hearings, and off campus, including the criminal court system and the civil court system for obtaining Orders of Protection and No Contact Orders.

In addition to direct victim services we also offer education and training on these topics as well as programming about prevention education, bystander intervention, and men’s initiatives.

At CAN we believe that all people deserve safety from harm, but believe that this safety may be achieved in multiple ways. We respect that gender, sexual orientation, race, ethnicity, class, religious beliefs, and ability can be factors that shape experience with violence.

Our office is open Monday through Friday from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. If you need assistance outside those hours, please contact:

Chicago Rape Crisis 24 Hour Hotline 888.293.2080

Chicago Domestic Violence 24 Hour Helpline 877.863.6338

Illinois Coalition Against Sexual Assault

Illinois Coalition Against Domestic Violence

RAINN (Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network) 800.656.HOPE


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