April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month, a time dedicated to the awareness and prevention of sexual harassment and assault. There are a number of resources for survivors of sexual assault on campus, as well as for those looking to provide support to survivors. Confidential advocacy services are available to all UC Davis students, and community organizations also offer many services to those in need of support.
Resources for survivors:
- You can find both confidential and non-confidential resources through the Center for Advocacy, Resources & Education (CARE), Women's Resources and Research Center and LQBTQIA Resource Center. A more comprehensive list of resources is available at Sexual Violence Prevention and Response.
- What to do following a sexual assault
- Learn about resources available through Student Health and Counseling Services
- Find mental health support at Each Aggie Matters
- Reporting options for sexual assault, dating and domestic violence and stalking
- Information about intimate partner violence and stalking
- Know your rights to protection and resources as a victim of assault
- Find Title IX information and resources though UC Davis Compliance and Policy, including contact information for the UC Davis Title IX Officer
- Practice yoga as healing, a free 8-week program provided by CARE
Resources for prevention and providing support to others:
- Learn how to help a friend who has experienced sexual assault
- Use Safe Rides if you feel unsafe moving around campus at night
- Get informed about the definitions of different words used around relationships, sex and sexual assault
- Learn how to party safely
- Become a sexcessful communicator with tips from Student Health and Counseling Services
- Follow CARE on Instagram for tips on prevention and support, affirmations and resources
Local organization Empower Yolo also provides a variety of services, including crisis intervention, emergency shelter, legal assistance and more for survivors of assault and abuse. My Sister’s House in Sacramento is a safe space with resources to specifically support Asian and Pacific Islander survivors.
Crisis support and confidential reporting:
- Familiarize yourself with Sexual Violence Prevention and Response's comprehensive list of confidential and non-confidential hotlines and other support services, both on and off campus.