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