Confidential and sensitive support services for victims of discrimination and/or violence.
Here at the AVP we know that silence is our community’s biggest enemy. Those who aim to hurt us count on our silence. Our silence perpetuates our own victimization. When you report an incident to the AVP, not only do you break the silence, you take the first step toward healing.
Whether you call the police or not, whether you report to your campus security or Human Resources department or not, whether the perpetrator was a stranger, a pick-up, a co-worker, a date, a partner or family member, PLEASE REPORT IT TO US. Your report will allow us to help you, and when possible to help make changes that will prevent others from being hurt.
What to Report
Report bias, harassment, hate violence, relationship violence, family violence, HIV-related bias/violence, rape, sexual assault, pick-up crimes or any incident that leaves you feeling hurt, victimized or unsafe.
When you make a report to the AVP, our Victim’s Advocate will work with you to decide which of our services is right for you: crisis counseling, detailed documentation of hate crime or incident, survivor support group, advocacy with law enforcement, referral to LGBTQI friendly legal, medical, or mental health providers, and assistance with orders of protection.
How to Make a Report
Anyone can make a confidential report to the AVP, regardless of whether you are a victim, witness, family/friend or service provider. If you provide your name and contact information our Victim's Advocate will contact you for follow-up services or you can choose to make an anonymous report. Data (without identifying information) from all reports is used for our annual statistical report.