How to respond to a friend who discloses rape or sexual assault:

  • Believe the person and remember it is never the survivors fault
  • Listen without judgment
  • Let her/ him/zir/them make choices
  • Educate yourself on myths and stereotypes
  • Let her/him/zir/them know about CAPS as a resource for support.
  • Seek support for yourself if needed at CAPS or from other supportive campus resources