Was what happened to me serious enough to count?

Tuesday, July 20, 2021

According to the 2015 AAU Campus Climate Survey, the number one reason survivors of sexual assault did not seek help was because they did not consider what happened to them to be “serious enough.”

If you experienced an unsafe or confusing sexual encounter or relationship and are considering reaching out to a resource for help, we encourage you to do so. You do not need to put a label on your experience to receive help. You are entitled to respect and whatever support you need.

If you are potentially interested in filing a criminal or campus disciplinary report, but aren’t sure if what happened is a crime and/or a violation of Penn’s policy, we encourage you to talk to a confidential resource to learn more.