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What Can I Do To Help?

Before you go out:

  • Make a plan to stay with friends and stick with it;
  • Ask your friends what they want out of the evening and support them in staying within those limits;
  • Have a plan for getting home safely.


  • Check in with your friends; make sure everyone is comfortable and safe;
  • If you see something that troubles you, check-in with somebody (ie: ask the person directly if they need help or ask someone else to assist if you are not comfortable approaching the person yourself);


  • Support a friend who discloses an assault; believe him / her and just listen;
  • Refer your friend to the Counseling Center, the Student Health Center, or Project Horizon if s/he seems open to speaking to a professional.