Sexual Assault and Harassment Reporting Guide: By Students for Students
Developed by PPPSGV's Peer Advocates; this guide provides students with information about what to do if they experience sexual assault or harrassment.
Understanding sexual harassment and assault
Sexual violence is a term that includes things like sexual assault, rape, and harassment. It is any sort of unwanted, non-consensual, or threatening sexual behavior. Sexual harassment and sexual assault are terms within sexual violence that include different unacceptable sexual behaviors.
Any act that you did not give consent to is harassment and/or assault.
It is NOT your fault if you experience sexual harrassment and or assault.
For a complete list of resources, scroll to the bottom of the page.
What if you experience sexual assault or harassment?
Remember, experiencing sexual assault or harassment is never your fault. If you experience sexual assault or harassment, you can reach out to someone. They can help you talk through your experience and figure out what to do next.
Telling someone about any unwanted sexual behavior directed towards you is the first step in getting help. Here are some people you can reach out to:
Reporting sexual assault or harassment
If something happened and you want to report it to your school, you will need to fill out a "uniform complaint form".
Both public and private schools have sexual harassment and assault policies. Whether something happened on or off campus, you can file a report with your school. Sexual harassment and assault policies are often found in the Title IX section of school websites.
Nothing contained in this PPPSGV web site is intended to be or constitutes legal advice, and users should always seek the advice of an appropriate attorney or other professional regarding individual questions or concerns of a legal or professional nature.
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