Witnessing sexual harassment, sexual violence or misconducts can be a very difficult experience and your response to it may be critical to the outcome of the situation. The first priority is to make sure that you and the victim are safe. If needed, called 911 to get police assistance or call University Campus Safety at 303-458-4122. Listen carefully and compassionately to the victim, don’t touch them without their consent, and avoid making any judgmental comments. Make sure that the victim has complete information about all the resources available and help victims to understand their choices related to getting medical and psychological assistance and reporting the incident. If you can, offer your help in getting support for the victim.
Write down detailed information about the sexual misconduct such as place, time, names of everybody involved, witnesses and what has happened. You may need it later. Remember not to assure confidentiality to the victim you may need to report it later. If you are unsure of what you should do, please contact the Violence Prevention Program Coordinator.