How to Help a Sexual Assault Survivor

    • Listen and let the survivor express his/her feelings.
    • For assistance, contact the Office of Health and Counseling Service at 814-269-7119 and they can provide you with information concerning the safety of the survivor, medical attention, reporting procedures, and legal resources to the extent possible. Information shared with the Sexual Assault Services Specialist will be kept confidential.

Sexual Assault Services

    • Encourage the survivor to contact the Office of Health and Counseling Service for crisis support, assistance with seeking medical attention, and support in seeking legal assistance.
    • Support the survivor in deciding how to proceed. Assist the survivor in contacting and accessing the resources she/he has chosen. Assist the survivor in contacting the resources she/he wishes.
    • Get help for yourself if you need it. It isn't easy to listen to the details of a sexual assault, especially if you are a friend or relative of the person who is the survivor. Consider contacting the Office of Health and Counseling Service at 814-269-7119 to schedule an appointment for counseling services.