Sexual Assault Facts, Education, and Resources
Get to know the places, people, and policies that offer support if you or a friend is assaulted. You have options but you don’t have to go through them alone.
Ways to Report an Incident:
Statement from the Office of the Vice Provost:
It is important to remember that all emotional responses are normal. You may feel upset, very calm, or anything in between. Each survivor copes with the trauma of assault differently. Resist the urge to blame yourself or think you should have done something differently. The important thing is that you survived. Now, it is important to reach out to a friend you trust and utilize all available resources when you feel ready. You are not alone. We are here to help.
Your Personal Bill of Rights
- I have the right to say “no” without feeling guilty or having to explain myself
- I have the right to change my mind
- I have the right to be treated with dignity and respect
- I have the right to change and grow
- I have the right to ask for help and support
- I have the right not to be judged
- I have the right to be in an equal relationship
- I have the right not to be dominated
- I have the right to be quiet or spirited without being misunderstood
- I have the right to say “no” to anything when I feel that I am not ready, it is not safe, or it violates my values