We’re the Phoenix Survivors Alliance: a group of student survivors & allies who provide emotional support, resource guidance, legal, medical, & psychological information, and advocacy to survivors of sexual violence in the UChicago community

What we do

We are a peer-led organization of student survivors & allies who work, research, and collaborate to provide information, advocacy, and peer support to survivors of sexual violence at UChicago. Our mission is to:

  • Offer a safe, online space for survivors of all identities and in all stages of recovery to voice their stories and receive support from peers
  • Inform survivors of their legal & medical rights, resources appropriate to their needs, and the mental & physical effects of surviving sexual violence. We commit to providing information on relevant UChicago resources and policies that are up-to-date and conscientious of the intersectional effect of race, class, gender, sexual orientation, and disability on surviving sexual violence.
  • Bring the concerns and needs of students to appropriate UChicago administrators & service providers
  • Raise awareness about sexual violence in the UChicago community

What we believe

In our effort to provide survivor-centered support, we believe that:

  • Sexual Violence is never the survivor’s fault
  • The survivor’s story should be believed
  • Our goal is to return power and agency to the survivor by providing them the information and support to make decisions based upon their own needs and priorities
  • Our information and advocacy efforts should address and integrate the needs articulated by survivors of all identities and in all stages of recovery
  • Being an ally is not a title, but an on-going commitment to reflect upon and educate oneself regarding how to make productive, conscientious use of one’s own privilege and resources