What should you do if you are a victim of sexual assault?
Refer to the Reporting Sexual Assault section of the handbook. This section offers and explains different options for reporting a sexual assault.
What if someone you know is sexually violated?
If someone tells you that she or he had been sexually assaulted or raped, it is sometimes hard to know how to respond in a supportive, genuine, and non-judgmental way.
Research shows that the first response survivors receive when they disclose an assault is critical to their healing. Your response can have a lasting impact on their recovery.
For more information about how to support a survivor and for information about the effects of sexual violence, see the NWC Sexual Misconduct/Title IX Support, Healing, and Advocacy section.