The University does not discriminate on the basis of sex in its education programs and activities, and it is required by Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (Title IX) not to discriminate. The University is committed to maintaining an environment that is safe and free from sexual violence, sexual harassment, and sexual assault including domestic or dating violence, and stalking.
The Title IX office oversees all issues having to do with sexualized violence, sexual assault, rape, sexual misconduct, dating and domestic violence, sexual harassment, sex discrimination, stalking, and pregnancy and parenting rights. For more information see the University's Title IX Policy.
A Letter of Advice for Friends, Family, and Supporters of Survivors
There is not one way survivors respond to trauma. It is not easy to tell someone you love that you have been assaulted, and many survivors remain unable, even years later, to tell those they love that they were violated out of shame and other emotions. Some, for fear of safety and lack of support, know they cannot tell their family. Yet there are other survivors who will tell those they love immediately and ask for support.
In this letter the staff of End Rape Now share some basic information based on trauma informed research, their own experiences, and the experiences of the hundreds of survivors whom they have supported.