Help a Friend
If a friend has shared with you that she or he has been a victim of sexual assault/rape, please consider the following ways to help them.
- Genuinely listen to them
- Offer comfort; this is not their fault
- Understand that victims/survivors respond in complex and varied ways
- Encourage your friend to reach out for support on or off campus (see the Resources link)
- Offer to go with them to file a police report or a complaint on campus
- Take care of yourself