Confidential Support and Advocacy

SAAVI provides safe and confidential advocacy for survivors of interpersonal violence. Our services are free to USU students, staff, and faculty and their family members, if they are a secondary survivor.

A survivor's role is to heal from their experience, and a SAAVI advocate can help remove barriers to healing. All professional advocates go through a 40-hour training that covers the effects of interpersonal violence, trauma-informed response, and how to help survivors utilize resources. In addition, SAAVI advocates go through a 24-hour training that covers information specific to USU, as well as an LGBTQIA+ Allies training.

What Advocacy Is

Advocacy is trauma-informed, victim-centered, empowerment-based, and confidential. Advocacy is available to any student in the campus community regardless of where or when an incident took place.

What Advocacy Is Not

Advocacy is not a report to the university (advocates are confidential), therapy, legal advice, or medical advice.

Advocacy Services

  • Trauma-informed support and counseling on interpersonal violence.
  • Help understanding the Title IX reporting and investigation process and help reporting if that option is chosen.
  • Assistance making a crime report to USU or local police.
  • Assistance and support through a sexual assault forensic exam.
  • Counseling on safety planning and available options: protective orders, stalking injunctions, and no-contact orders (on campus).
  • Referrals for on- and off-campus resources, such as therapy.
  • Information about USU's Amnesty Policy, which excuses a student who seeks medical attention or reports an incident of sexual misconduct from disciplinary action associated with a student code violation.
  • Assistance getting accomodations through the Title IX Coordinator. 
    • Test retakes
    • Deadline extensions
    • Excused absences
    • Class schedule changes
    • Financial aid appeals or emergency funding
    • Changes to on-campus housing situation or work schedules

On-Campus Advocacy at SAAVI

Free service available Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Taggart Student Center, Rm. 311 (walk-ins are welcome)
After hours this phone forwards to Citizens Against Physical & Sexual Abuse. 

SAAVI Support Groups

SAAVI Workshop Series
Our workshop series is a safe, carefree space for individuals to come connect, feel supported, and gain skills through interactive activities! Refreshments are always served. 

Wednesday from 4 pm to 5 pm in the Taggart Student Center, Room 310
Thrusday from 12:30 pm to 1:30 pm in the Taggart Student Center, Room 310

For questions regarding our support groups, email

Off-Campus Advocacy in Logan

Citizens Against Physical and Sexual Abuse
24-hour crisis line: 435-753-2500
CAPSA staff, advocates, and volunteers are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, every day of the year (including holidays) on the crisis line to listen, talk, and help during a crisis. All calls are completely confidential.

National Sexual Assault 24/7 Hotline RAINN
Free, confidential support for survivors of sexual assault through online chat and by phone.