What Can I Do?
Bystander Intervention /
You're a Victim /
Support a Friend
Being raped or sexually assaulted is never the victims's fault.
- Lock your door.
- Avoid excessive use of alcohol and drugs. They can interfere with clear thinking.
- Know your limits; plan ahead.
- Walk with people you know and trust.
- Don’t be afraid to ask for help before, during, or after an assault.
- Be aware of your surroundings and the people around you.
- Keep campus emergency numbers in your cell phone.
- Always trust your instincts when something doesn’t “feel right”.
- If a person is drunk, he or she cannot legally consent to sex.
- Be assertive: don’t allow politeness, fear of hurting someone’s feelings or accusations that you have “led someone on” trap you into a dangerous situation.
- Know your sexual boundaries and clearly communicate them.
- Don’t be a silent bystander. If you see someone in a potentially dangerous situation, speak up or get help.