Sexual Assault

An exit strategy is anything that can remove you from an uncomfortable or even dangerous situation.

tips to keep in mind if you ever find yourself in this type of situation

  • Fake getting a text and say an emergency is calling you away.
  • Signal a friend and have he (she) say you need to go to the bathroom with him (her).
  • Before you go out have a plan with your friends, maybe a signal that will let them know if you need to be rescued from an uncomfortable situation. I can be something as simple as tapping your watch 3 times.
  • Sometimes just saying you’re not interested is the best response.

 

Resources

National Sexual Assault Hotline

Hours: Available 24 hours

1-800-656-4673

 

Listen to our podcast on sexual assault.

Season 2, Episode #14, “It will never happen to you, until it happens”

 

Consent is an agreement between adult individuals to engage in sexual activity. It MUST be clearly communicated.

  • Consent cannot be given by individuals that are underage, intoxicated, asleep, or unconscious.

  • The lack of consent means NO, no means no!

  • Consent can be withdrawn at ANY time.

  1. Find a safe place- this may be a hospital, your home, or with a friend.
  2. Reach out to someone that you trust to help you through this tough time.
  3. Remember this is NOT your fault and you are NOT alone.
  4. Call the Sexual Assault Hotline,
    800.656.HOPE (4673).
  5. Talk to someone.

the red zone

The RED ZONE, a 6-week time frame in the beginning of the Fall semester, is marked by an especially high incidence of sexual assaults on college campuses across the country. The first month and a half of college is the time when freshmen women are most likely to be raped or experience attempted rape.

About Rachael’s First Week

Rachael’s First Week LIVE! is a program dedicated to protecting the lives of high school seniors and college freshmen as they transition into young adult women and men. 

These can be tumultuous years when peers often look to each other for guidance as they encounter novel and potentially dangerous situations, rather than engaging experienced mentors to provide solutions. 

The mission of Rachael’s First Week is to develop the decision-making skills of teens as they enter this time of monumental change in their lives.

 LEGAL DISCLAIMER


The Rachaelsfirstweek.org site is intended for informational purposes only. The views and opinions expressed by any author, blogger, or commentator are solely the views and opinions of that individual and do not reflect the views of Rachaelsfirstweek.org its founders, executives, employees, volunteers, or agents.The content of this webpage should not be construed as legal advice or legal opinion. If you are seeking legal advice, please contact an attorney or your local bar association for assistance in finding one. Users should not expect that any communications sent to or posted on this site are confidential or anonymous or protected by the attorney-client privilege. Rachaelsfirstweek.org makes no guarantees that the information on this site, and especially the legal information, is current, accurate, or complete. Users are not authorized to reprint any portion of the content on this site without the express written consent from the Rachaelsfirstweek.org and without including this disclaimer.

©2024 Rachael's First Week

©2024 Rachael's First Week

Ask Your Legislators TODAY to SUPPORT and PASS the COREY Safety Act of 2023!
CLICK HERE to support this initiative and help keep our college students safe. 
To learn more about this initiative, visit our College Safety Coalition Webpage. 
close-image