University of Rochester



Area Code 585
University Security
275-3333

Rape Crisis Service
24 hour on-call: 546-2777

Counseling Center UCC
24 hour on-call: 275-3113

Health Service UHS
24 hour on-call: 275-2662

University Intercessor
275-9125

Please send questions about the technical structure/operation to the UHS Web Master



Last modified: Monday, 19-Nov-2012 16:36:23 EST

Sexual Assault and Dating Violence
What Is Sexual Assault?

Myths About Rape and Sexual Assault


RAPE AND SEXUAL ASSAULT
ARE CRIMES OF OPPORTUNITY.
SUCH CRIMES CAN HAPPEN TO ANYONE.

Several myths exist about sexual assault and rape. These myths often shift responsibility, blame or focus from the assailant to the victim. Understanding the myths surrounding sexual assault and rape may help you in your recovery, help you to protect yourself or help you to be more supportive of a friend.

If you have been sexually assaulted,
what happened to you is a CRIME.

IT IS NOT YOUR FAULT.