Title IX/Discrimination, Harassment & Retaliation

Helping a Friend

It’s not always easy to know what to say when someone tells you they’ve been sexually assaulted, especially when that person is a family member, friend, or loved one. RAINN has a few different ways of showing support to someone who has chosen to confide in you:
        • Listen. Be there. Communicate without judgement.
        • Be patient.
        • Encourage the person to report incidents of violence (including coercion) to law enforcement 
           and campus authorities.

Additional Resources:
National Domestic Violence Hotline: Support Others
No More: Supporting Survivors
OneLove: Help a friend who may be in an abusive relationship
OneLove: Help a friend who may be abusing their partner