Recovery from sexual assault, dating violence, and stalking will take time and will be unique for every person. Though, there are some common reactions you might experience.

A victim/survivor advocate can be by your side through many of these steps, whether your needs are legal, medical, or emotional.

Counseling

You can speak with someone at the Counseling Center about what you’re going through. And in emergencies, you can contact staff after hours. The center also has a resource room that provides information on sexual assault and other issues.

Help is available from outside organizations such as the Rape, Abuse, and Incest National Network (RAINN), which provides an array of counseling and guidance services if you were sexually assaulted or you know someone who was. RAINN also manages the National Sexual Assault Hotline.

You might find it difficult to confide in a stranger what you are experiencing. Friends can help.

If you are that friend, we have resources for you as well at the Counseling Center.

Academic Support and Supportive Measures

A few other ways we can assist you during this time, depending on the circumstances, include:

  • temporary housing changes for you or the alleged offender if either live on campus
  • academic support, such as tutoring, course changes, or accommodations with faculty
  • a no-contact order between you and the alleged offender
  • escorts between classes and campus activities
  • help locating medical care on or off campus
  • help locating counseling and victim services both on and off campus

A victim/survivor advocate or the Title IX coordinator can help you determine what your best options are.