Sexual Assault or Rape

In the event you, or someone you care about, experience sexual harassment or violence while abroad, you are strongly encouraged to seek the support of resources in country and/or through GVSU support services. Seek safety first and contact someone you trust at your host university. 
 
The Women’s Center at GVSU offers a lot of information and resources to students who experience sexual violence. For more information visit: 
http://www.gvsu.edu/vro/
 
If you have experienced sexual harassment or violence, there are options for you on how you would like to proceed.  Options may include seeking medical treatment, contacting a local or international crisis hotline for victims of sexual assault, filing a police report with local authorities, reporting the incident to the U.S. Embassy to request assistance, reporting the incident to the Federal Bureau of Investigation who will in turn work with U.S. and host country representatives to investigate the incident, working with a counselor through the GVSU Counseling Center, contacting Padnos International Center to report the incident, and to ask for assistance in seeking out needed resources.
 
The information available through the Women’s Center can be used as a guide for students who are overseas. There are a number of other important resources relevant to students who are abroad.

Sexual Assault Support and Help for Americans Abroad (SASHAA)

SASHAA is an organization providing sexual assault prevention & response regardless of age, race, gender, sexual orientation, or location worldwide. No matter where you are in the world.

https://sashaa.org/



Page last modified July 25, 2017