Get Help Now

Luther College supports the choices individuals make—whether or not to report, and to whom to report — and recognize that these choices are particularly difficult in some cases. Your well-being, safety, and ability to thrive at Luther are of utmost importance to us. If you would like to connect with the Title IX Coordinator you are welcome to schedule a time with me that works in your schedule. You are welcome to bring a support person of your choice with you to the conversation which can be in person, phone, or virtual. You are under no obligation to meet with the Title IX Coordinator, however, the coordinator is available willing to assist per a Complainant’s request, even if some time has passed. Meeting with the Title IX Coordinator doesn’t mean you want to do anything it just allows me to share, in greater detail, all the options and resources Luther has available to best support you.

Kasey Nikkel
Title IX Coordinator
Human Resources
Main 30
(563) 387-1825
Email: kasey.nikkel@luther.edu

Private Resources: (not confidential)

Luther Safety and Security, Dahl Centennial Union, X2111 (available 24X7)
Student Life Office, Dahl Centennial Union, X1020
Decorah Police Department, 400 Claiborne Dr. Decorah, IA 563.382.3667

Luther allows the discretion of the Complainant when/if to involve law enforcement.

Confidential Resources. If a Complainant would like support from confidential resources, the Complainant may speak with:

On-Campus Confidential Resources:
Luther Clinic, X1045 located in Larsen Hall
Luther College Counseling Service, X1375 located in Larsen Hall
Campus Ministries, X1040 located in CFL

Off-Campus Confidential Resources:
Winneshiek Medical Center 563.382.2911
(SANE exams covered free of charge within 5 days)
Riverview Center (sexual assault advocacy) (563) 380-3332
Helping Service (domestic and partner violence advocacy)(563) 387-1720

National Confidential Helplines:
National Sexual Assault Helpline (800) 656-HOPE
National Resource Center for Domestic Violence (800)799-SAFE

Trevor Project:
Crisis Line: (866)488-7386
https://www.thetrevorproject.org/

One Iowa
Resources

Legal Resources:
Iowa Coalition Against Sexual Assault & Domestic Violence (515) 244-7424
Iowa Public Defender: (515)242-6158

Through the office of the Crime Victims Assistance Division, recognizes how culture, language, race, trauma, and healing can intersect with victimization. Below you will find a list of cultural specific centers available in our state:

Amani Community Services
Services for African American Survivors
Crisis Line: (888) 983-2533
Office: (319)232-5660
Website: www.amani-cs.org

Deaf Iowans Against Abuse (DIAA)
Services for Deaf, Hard of Hearing and Deaf-Blind Survivors
Crisis Line – V/VP: (319)531-7719
Crisis Line – Text ONLY: (515) 661-4015
Email: help@diaaiowa.org
Website: www.diaaiowa.org

Latinas Unidas por un Nuevo Amanecer (LUNA)
Bilingual services for Latina/o/x/e survivors.
Office: (515)271-5060
Crisis Line: (866) 256-7668
Website: Latinas Unidas por un Nuevo Amanecer

Resources for Indigenous Survivors (RISE)
Services for Native women, children, and families
Crisis Line: (855)840-7362
Crisis Line Call or Text: (641)481-0334
Website: www.meskwaki.org/rise/

Monsoon Asians & Pacific Islanders in Solidarity
Services for Asian and Pacific Islander survivors
Crisis Line:(866)881-4641
Iowa City Office: (319)466-9000
Website: www.monsooniowa.org

Nisaa African Women’s Project
Services for African Immigrants and Refugee communities
Crisis Line: (844)269-6203
Iowa City Office: (319)338-7617
Website: www.nisaa-afs.org

All of the above-listed organizations will maintain confidentiality when acting under the scope of their licensure, professional ethics, and/or professional credentials, except in extreme cases of the immediacy of threat or danger or when required to disclose by law or court order.