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

Getting Help Printable Flowchart