Sexual violence can happen to anyone.
It’s never the victim’s fault.
At any time you can speak to someone over the phone 24 hours at 888-235-5333
There is no one “right” response to sexual violence. You deserve to be safe. Confidential services are available regardless of whether or not you decide to report to the police or to your school.
Ask questions and get answers. Reaching out to a your school can help you find the support and information you need in making the best decision for you.
What can my school help me with?
- Answer questions regarding reporting, medical exams, and confidential resources
- Support you throughout the Title IX process
- Help you make informed choices
- Safety planning and no contact orders
- Assist you in notifying the police if you choose to report
- On campus accommodations such as: change in classes, class withdrawals, academic support, counseling services and living changes
What happens if I report to my school?
Your school has a responsibility to respond to all reports of sexual violence. Reporting an incident of sexual assault to someone on your campus will most likely trigger a Title IX response, which looks different on every campus. For a general look at the elements of a Title IX investigation, and your rights as a student click HERE. Your school will do their best to support you through the process as well and keep your case and it’s details private.
Are there people I can turn to on campus who are confidential?
You have options in who you disclose to. Few people on your campus can receive a disclosure of sexual assault confidentially and keep it confidential. Before you disclose information about a sexual assault you may want to ask about what level of confidentiality the person you’re speaking with can provide. For more information on what “confidential” means and different types of confidentiality on campus click HERE.
For more information on your reporting options click HERE.