Dean of Students
Sexual Misconduct

How to Help Someone Accused

  • If a friend or someone you know confides in you that he or she has been accused of a sexual assault, chances are they are turning to you for help and support. You may feel conflicted, but providing support and advice does not condone the alleged behavior. It shows that you are compassionate and care for your friend.

    Suggestions on how to support the accused

    • Listen
    • Respect their privacy
    • Educate yourself
    • Provide resources
    • Suggest counseling
    • Care for your own well being