Being a victim of interpersonal violence is never your fault! You cannot make someone assault or abuse you, it is their choice.
There is help available within the community. If you have been assaulted or abused, we encourage you to seek support. There are multiple options, and the pages within this section can provide information to assist you in making the best decision for you.
You have the right to...
- Dress how you want.
- Change your mind about being intimate.
- Say "no" and be listened to.
- Live free from violence.
- Make decisions for yourself.
- Be informed of your options and rights.
- Be believed if you disclose that you have been a victim.
- Live without prejudice based upon race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, class, gender, age, ability, lifestyle, size, or experience.
Sexual Assault/Harassment Amnesty Clause
The university WILL NOT pursue any conduct violation against a survivor for substance use, including alcohol, at the time of sexual assault/harassment if the sexual assault/harassment is reported to the Office of Equity and Inclusion.