1. Be Safe
Your safety comes first and foremost. It can be difficult to make decisions that match your needs after experiencing physical or emotional harm. The following tips provide a general framework for safety. Please contact SHARE to develop a personalized safety plan.
Physically: Create distance from the person attempting to harm you or who has harmed you. Stay clear of rooms or places where weapons may be accessible (kitchen, garage, lab) to minimize the chance of being injured. Go to a public, secure, or “secret” location as soon as possible. Consider going to a library, dining hall, friend’s room, professional resources (like the LGBT Center, Carl A. Fields Center, and Women*s Center), and/or confidential resources.
Emotionally: Tell the person to stop, or choose not to respond to hurtful or alarming communication that is made verbally or through electronic means. Consider documenting (rather than deleting) the communication in a secure electronic file or location (such as an external hardrive). Give yourself a break from thinking about it, knowing the evidence will be available when you are ready to seek help.
Medically: Medical care is most effective when administered promptly. If you are injured or worry you have been exposed to health risks (such as sexually transmitted infections or pregnancy), consider seeking medical attention from an on-campus or community provider as soon as possible.
2. Contact SHARE
SHARE has an open door policy and is easily reachable at any time. You can call, email or stop in the SHARE office to access any of the services SHARE provides. You can disclose as little or as much as you choose. Speaking with a SHARE advocate is confidential.
A SHARE Peer (non-confidential resource) can get you connected to the office. Find out who they are.
609-258-3310 (8:45 am – 4:45 pm)
609-258-3139 (4:46 pm – 8:44 am, during the Academic Year)
609-258-3333 (Department of Public Safety (non-confidential resource), 24/7, 365)
SHARE offices are located in McCosh Health Center in rooms 217 and 214C.
Click here for the SHARE staff bios.
3. Get Informed
Did you know that SHARE sits at the hub of an interconnected web of resources that exist both on-campus and in the surrounding area? Explore the services available to you to address issues of sexual harassment, sexual assault, dating/domestic violence, and stalking by:
Please note: Confidential resources are indicated by an * throughout this website. The amount of control a person has in choosing the options they wish to pursue may vary greatly depending on whether they use a confidential or non-confidential resource. Please review the full definition for more information.