Respect


If someone tells you they have been sexually assaulted...

  • Believe them
  • Listen without judgment
  • Be supportive and patient
  • Avoid questions that imply blame
  • Ask how you can help
  • Remind them that the assault is not their fault
  • Empower them and help them regain control by letting them decide what to do

Sexual Assault is NEVER a survivor’s fault.

Facts about Sexual Assault  
“1 in 4 college women report surviving rape, as do 1 in 25 college men.” http://www.oneinfourusa.org/statistics.php
“An American is sexually assaulted every two and a half minutes.” http://www.rainn.org
“In 8 out of 10 rape cases, the victim knows the perpetrator.” http://www.rainn.org
“More than 11% of Indiana college students experienced unwanted sexual attention in the presence of alcohol.” http://www.drugs.indiana.edu/publications/icsus/ICSUS_Survey_2012.pdf