*TRIGGER WARNING: This section contains experiences with sexual violence that may be triggering to survivors and others.
Guidelines to read before submitting
Firstly, we want to thank bystanders for clicking on this page. Sexual violence affects whole communities and it is vital for all of us to acknowledge the important role that bystanders can play in supporting survivors and preventing sexual violence. Tt takes a courage to write about and share your experience with sexual violence, and we hope you know how much we value your voices.
We would like to point out that UO-CESV deals with sexual assault and sexual harassment specifically at UO, so we ask that submissions be relevant to these specific issues. We certainly acknowledge that issues of sexual violence extend far beyond UO. However, UO-CESV has chosen to specifically address sexual violence at UO . We encourage bystanders who want to share their stories, but whose stories would not be done justice in this space, to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org so that we can help you find an outlet for sharing your story.
Lastly, we would like to inform bystanders that we do reserve the right to edit your story in order to remove language that could be harmful to other bystanders and survivors. Please keep in mind that survivors read these stories and do your best to avoid using victim-blaming language and giving advice to other survivors. We created this page to give readers the opportunity to learn about how prevalent of an issue sexual violence is for the UO community, as well as to give bystanders a place to share their stories without imposing judgment.