Students on the Pace Pleasantville Campus

Sexual Assault Help

What is sexual assault?
Sexual assault is any type of sexual activity without the explicit consent of the recipient.

What should you do if you have been sexually assaulted?

  • Understand that you are not at fault.
  • Go to a safe place as fast as you can.
  • Preserve evidence of the attack. Do not clean anything on you or at the scene of the assault.
  • Call and ask someone you trust to be with you.
  • Seek medical attention and go to your nearest hospital emergency room.

How can I help someone who has been sexually assaulted?

  • Listen.
  • Provide comfort.
  • Normalize their feelings.
  • Let them know they are not at fault.
  • Encourage them to seek help.
  • Accompany them to the hospital, police or counseling.

In addition, call the many campus and community resources available to you: