Victim Advocacy Services Advocacy Team (A-team) is here to educate Northern Illinois University students, faculty, and staff on sexual assault, dating/domestic violence, and stalking. The A-team is comprised of the Victim Advocacy Services Graduate Assistant and volunteers who are passionate about educating and advocating for those who may have been victimized.
What does the A-team do?
The A-team is present throughout the NIU campus and residence halls educating students about the four focus areas: sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking.
The A-team uses peer-to-peer connecting opportunities by engaging in conversations with students when passing out information to help demystify stereotypical ideologies and myths associated with the four focus areas.
The A-team also clarifies what the four areas are and how and where to seek help, support, and resources on campus.
The A-team are bystander initiators who encourage others to advocate for those who are being victimized on campus.
The A-team visits with various classes (UNIV 101, WOMS Classes, etc.) across campus to inform students about their options and services available for those who have been impacted by the four focus areas.
The A-team participate and support other offices, student groups and departments activities that enhance the knowledge of domestic violence, stalking, sexual assault and dating violence.