In Case of EMERGENCY, please contact the UMSL Police Department at 314-516-5155

The Title IX & Equity Office is a part of the Office of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion. We collaborate with a number of campus partners to provide consultation as well campus and confidential resources. 

Campus Resources

UMSL Title IX Coordinator & Chief Equity Officer:

Dana Beteet Daniels
Title IX Coordinator & Chief Equity Officer
153 JcPenney North
St. Louis, MO 63121
Phone: 314-516-4538

Deputy Title IX Coordinator:

Jessica Swederske, MPPA
153 JcPenney North
St. Louis, MO 63121

Title IX and Equity Office Hours:

Monday: 7:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Tuesday: 7:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Wednesday: 7:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Thursday: 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Friday: 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Confidential Resources:

Counseling Services
131 Millennium Student Center

Victim Advocate
Mindy Stratmann-Sebol, MA, LPC
131 Millennium Student Center

Employee Assistance
Patricia Kennedy
On Tuesday: 314-516-7210
On Monday and Wednesday - Friday:  314-516-5824
216 Marillac Hall

You can file complaints online at:

Confidential Community Resources

Sexual Violence Resources

In addition to the support services offered by the university, there are a number of community organizations available to assist individuals who have experienced sexual violence. To locate community services and resources in your area, please visit Not Alone and simply type in your area code. ***The University has established partnerships with the YWCA and Safe Connections to bring our students the highest standard of service. Please read below for more information on these agencies and visit their websites for details.

YWCA St. Louis Regional Sexual Assault Center Hotline

Sexual_Assault_Center Website

YWCA St. Louis Regional Sexual Assault Center assists more than 1,000 victims annually. Its sexual assault response team works collaboratively with St. Louis City and County police officers, area hospitals, the prosecuting attorney’s office and as well as with other victim service agencies. Crisis services are provided at no cost to victims.

 Safe Connections

St. Louis, MO Hotline: 314-531-2003

Safe Connections offers hope before, during and after domestic abuse and sexual violence. Their counseling and support groups help women and teens from all over the St. Louis region. Their Crisis Helpline is answered by someone who cares 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Their educators visit schools and colleges sharing skills for keeping relationships free from control and abuse. All our services are free and with no imposed time limits.

 Crisis Intervention and Additional Community Resources

ALIVE P.O. Box 11201
St. Louis, MO 63105

ALIVE has a 24 hour, 7 day a week crisis line. Services include counseling, crisis intervention, an emergency shelter service, court advocacy services, and counseling for children who have witnessed abuse of a parent. 

Bridgeway Behavioral Health

1570 South Main Street St. Charles, MO 63303

Bridgeway offers services for both men and women who are survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault. Counseling and intervention programs, as well as shelters are available. Bridgeway also has a 24 hour, 7 day a week hotline, at 1-877-946-6854.

Care and Counseling

12141 Ladue Rd and other locations

Care and Counseling offers sliding scale fees for low income current (or recent) university students. For students, fees can go as low as $10 per session. They can help arrange a referral to a psychiatrist- either through Care and Counseling, or an outside provider. This office also can provide counseling that incorporates spiritual concerns. The Weger Center (part of Care and Counseling) - special services for students. 

Crime Victims Advocacy Center

539 N Grand Blvd #400 St Louis, MO 63103

Crime Victims Advocacy Center has 24 hour free counseling and aid for victims of crime: crisis intervention, counseling, advocacy, criminal justice guidance, information on victim issues and victim right, preparation for restorative justice activities, referral to community resources, and assistance filing victim compensation.

 Family Mental Health Collaborative


Central appointment line for four agencies (i.e., Provident Counseling, Catholic Family Services, Lutheran F.S., Jewish F.S.)

The intake counselor will assess your situation over the phone and refer you to one of their four agencies. Some of these agencies include access to a psychiatrist for medication monitoring. Some may qualify for free or very low fees, if they are St. Louis County residents.

State and National Resources

Missouri Crisis Line
1-888-761-HELP (4357)
Text HAND to 839863

RAINN National Hotline (connects to nearest crisis hotline)

National Sexual Violence Resource Center

National Center on Domestic and Sexual Violence

DoD Safe Helpline - Crisis intervention for military service members

Not Alone - US Department of Justice