Anyone can be a victim of interpersonal violence
Anyone can be a victim of interpersonal violence - regardless of your age, race, ethnicity, gender, or sexual orientation. Statistically, one in three women will experience rape, physical violence, or stalking in her lifetime. Individuals with disabilities, people of color, and non-gender conforming individuals have a heightened risk of domestic and sexual abuse. Within our campus, you will find services and resources that exist to support and empower survivors as well as educate members of our entire campus community on the ills of interpersonal violence.
If you have been sexually assaulted, physically, or verbally abused or have experienced stalking, it’s important that you understand you are not to blame and there is nothing that you did to deserve this.
The trauma often associated with interpersonal violence produces a wide range of feelings and reactions, so whatever emotions you may be experiencing are valid and yours to own. As you consider your options please remember there are people who will believe you and offer you support during this difficult time.