You are not alone. Everyone has a right to feel safe.  

Advocacy services are free and confidential and do not require you to report.

Reach Campus Advocacy and Counseling 

Reach Counseling provides services 24 hours a day, 365 days a year for victims of sexual assault or abuse, their families and friends. Services are available to all regardless of age, gender, race, sexual orientation, or disability. 

Services are confidential and do not require you to report. Services offered at no cost. 

Advocates will provide information for you to make informed choices and assist you throughout the medical and/or legal process if any of the following forms of violence have occurred:

  • Sexual Assault
  • Intimate partner violence
  • Stalking
  • Sexual harassment

What to do if you have recently experienced sexual violence: 

  • Go to ThedaCare (or any ER) with the same clothes on for a SANE exam. If you do not have the clothes on, bring them in a bag
    • SANEs do not mean that you are reporting, they are free and provide you with any necessary healthcare needed. 
    • If you do not have a means of transportation, a Reach advocate can provide you with a ride. 
  • Other options: 
    • Call Appleton PD, Lawrence Campus Security, or Reach’s 24/7 line 

Advocacy Services Provided

All services are free to students, faculty and staff of the Lawrence University community. 

Off-Campus Support 

  • Reporting to the Police 
    • Accompany survivors to police reports 
    • Explain the reporting process 
    • Advocate for survivor during legal process
  • In the Courtroom 
    • Explain courtroom process 
    • Provide support and advocacy during court process 
  • In the Community
    • Provide students with community resources 
    • Provide car rides to doctor appointments, SANEs, the police station

 On-Campus Support 

  • Sexual Assault Support Group TBD
  • Assist in reporting to Title IX coordinator
  • Provide resources on campus for counseling, healthcare,
  • Provide support and personal advocacy 
  • Assist it in getting supportive measures

Sara Van Cuyk
Sara Van Cuyk

Sara Van Cuyk has been an advocate at Reach Counseling since April 2022 where she spent the majority of her time as a Youth and Teen advocate and Prevention Educator. Sara received her Master’s degree in School Social Work from the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay in 2024, and her Bachelor’s degree in Sociology from St. Norbert College in 2022. As the Campus Advocate for Lawrence University, Sara wants to create brave and safe spaces on campus for students to stand up and speak out about sexual violence. Sara’s passion for Campus Advocacy derives from her personal experiences as a college student and her love for working with young adults during transitional periods. In her free time, Sara enjoys spending time reading and listening to books, crocheting, and spending time with her family and friends. 

Sara’s contact information can be found below. Feel free to contact Sara’s phone number anytime Monday-Friday during her business hours 8:30-4:30 and she will be happy to respond through call, text, or email. If you need an advocate outside of those times, please call the Reach 24/7 hotline and another advocate will be able to assist you. 

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