It's All Confidential
Meeting with an advocate or counselor is confidential. No one needs to know the meeting took place or what was discussed, unless the student survivor decides they would like to disclose that information to others. Additionally, student survivors are not obligated to take any action they don't want to take. Our services are all survivor-led. The survivor advocates and counselors are here to support you.
What We Do & How We Do It
Depending on the student survivor's needs and concerns, we can help with:
- Emotional support
- Mental health counseling
- Physical and/or emotional safety planning
- Help requesting academic accommodations in your courses
- Assistance obtaining safe housing and/or housing changes
- Information and support navigating various reporting options, such as reporting to the police or to the university
- Help with the UA appeal process, retroactive withdrawals, and financial aid & scholarships appeals
- Referrals for supportive programs and services on- and off-campus
- Support with filing a police report with UAPD or with Tucson Police Department
- Information and support obtaining an Order of Protection (or Injunction Against Harassment) through the courts
- Information and support obtaining a university-specific No Contact Order
- Medical accompaniment to the hospital and/or information and support regarding a medical forensic exam
- Court accompaniment (Survivor Advocates can connect survivors with an advocate from a partner organization to help with these options)
We understand that not every person’s needs are the same and take an individualized, student survivor-led approach. Any next steps are up to each student survivor. We're here to offer support and guidance on whatever path the student survivor wants to take.
Survivor Advocates and Survivor Support Counselors are trained professionals whose goal is to support and center the needs of the student survivor. Survivor Support Counselors counselors are licensed mental health professionals specializing in trauma-informed care for survivors of sexual violence. Survivor Advocates have extensive training on impacts of trauma, community resources, trauma informed care and inclusivity. They are not mental health counselors.
We are committed to promoting diversity, inclusion, and social justice. Our services are open to students regardless of race, ethnicity, national origin, spiritual and religious beliefs, gender identity, sexual orientation, ability, mixed family status, family structure, body shape and size, political affiliation, and socio-economic status.