If a student discloses that he or she was sexually assaulted, let them know that you believe what they are telling you.
Know your reporting structure. Unless you are a confidential resource, you will need to report the information you gather with the appropriate offices on campus.
Remind the student that information they share with you can be kept private but confidential. You will need to report incidents of sexual assault, dating abuse, and stalking to be investigated.
Refer the student to confidential resources. The Office of Counseling and Personal Development can be reached on campus at 303.458.3507. The Assistant Director of Victim Advocacy & Violence Prevention, Alison McCarthy, can be reached at 303.458.4029 or firstname.lastname@example.org. The Blue Bench is an off-campus resource for survivors as well as those in crisis. The 24 hour hotline can be reached at 303.322.7273.