It was not your fault.
If you have experienced some form of gender-based violence, including sexual violence, intimate partner violence, and stalking, at any point in your life, it was not your fault. Nothing you did or did not do caused this to happen. You did not deserve it. The only person responsible for gender-based violence is the perpetrator, never the survivor.
We believe you.
The Assault Survivors Advocacy Program is here for you. We believe you and we will be here to support you. ASAP is a confidential resource, meaning what you share with us, stays with us.
Take care of yourself.
Experiencing any form of gender-based violence can be emotionally and physically traumatizing. Your feelings are valid. However you choose to define your experiences is valid. It is not uncommon to have trouble sleeping, eating, going to class, or completing homework, and you may have increased feelings of fear and anxiety. ASAP is here to help, as are other campus and community resources. This is a time to surround yourself with people who support you, who believe you and respect your needs, and who will honor your choices.
Know your options.
ASAP can help you understand your options and we will respect whatever choices you want to make. We are confidential and working with us does not initiate a report or investigation unless you choose to start one.
- Students can report and receive help from the university.
- Students can receive confidential support on campus.
- Students can report and receive help from law enforcement.
- Students can receive help from community services.
- Students can make an anonymous report to the university.
- Students can have evidence collected to use at a later time.