Domestic Violence Cases on the Rise amidst the COVID-19 Pandemic

Earlier this month, Chris Linder, an Assistant Professor of Higher Education and our director, Brittany Badger, wrote an Op-Ed for the Salt Lake Tribune.

The article explores the issue of domestic violence rates on the rise in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic.

If you are experiencing domestic violence, seeking resources or information, or questioning unhealthy aspects of your relationship, call the Domestic Violence Hotline or visit this website:


Members of our campus community such as students, faculty and staff who have or are experiencing domestic violence can work with one of our Victim-Survivor Advocates.


If you are in an emergency, call 911.

April is also Sexual Assault Awareness month (SAAM). We invite you to follow us on our instagram @uofuwellness as we promote this campaign and extend our support to survivors and those experiencing interpersonal violence.