It is not unusual to feel nervous about talking with someone about something you’ve experienced. Know that when meeting with an advocate, you can share as much or as little as you choose. Victim Advocates are well-trained and will listen and help you explore and understand your options and resources, regardless of what you disclose. You may or may not wish to report the incident; either way, the decision will remain in your hands. There are also resources outside of reporting that our advocates can help you understand and access. Regardless of your needs, our advocates can be a source of information and support as you navigate what feels best for you.

Victim Advocacy services are free, trauma-informed, and guided by and individualized to your needs. Our advocates collaborate with multiple offices across campus and in the community and can explain the role of a variety of options for support. Commonly, advocacy conversations may include information about or accompaniment to:

  • Time-sensitive health and safety resources
  • Criminal reporting options
  • Campus reporting options
  • Protective orders
  • Medical care
  • Counseling services
  • Academic, housing, and other accommodations through Title IX
  • Other resources specific to your needs

You are welcome to bring a friend or support person along for your visit. Victim Advocates are also available to meet with students or faculty who are seeking help supporting a survivor.

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