Advocacy Services

A university sexual violence victim advocate is available to provide immediate and ongoing support and assistance for victims of sexual assault, relationship violence, stalking or sexual harassment. The advocates are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week and are just a phone call or an email away. Advocacy services is able to keep almost everything you share with them private but not completely confidential. They are mandated to report to the Title IX Coordinator when sexual violence, stalking, sexual harassment or relationship violence has occurred.

The victim advocate is available during regular Marquette office hours (8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., M–F) and can be reached by calling (414) 288-5244. If you would like to speak to an advocate after hours, contact MUPD (414) 288-1911 and request an advocate. MUPD will have the advocate contact you directly.

Advocacy Services can provide the following services:

  • Referrals to university and community support, and counseling services.
  • Accompany a victim to the hospital or other medical providers.
  • Assistance with housing, academic and other concerns.
  • Assist in creating a safety plan, including helping to obtain a restraining order or university Stay Away Directive.
  • Information about the university’s Title IX policy, reporting and complaint process.
  • Information about and assistance with filing a criminal complaint with the police or taking other legal action.
  • Assistance and support throughout the criminal justice or university complaint process including escorts to all necessary appointments and court proceedings.

Advocacy Services will provide support and assistance to victims regardless of whether the victim chooses to file a formal report with law enforcement or pursue a complaint through the university’s Title IX complaint process. Victims will remain in control of all decisions that are made about their healing process and courses of action.

University Victim Advocates

Emily Schumacher NovakEmily Schumacher-Novak
Alumni Memorial Union, Room 437
(414) 288-5244 (or through MUPD after hours)

Katy AdlerKaty Adler
Alumni Memorial Union, Room 437
(414) 288-5244 (or through MUPD after hours)