The Office of Sexual Violence Support and Education works from the premise that consent comes first. We believe that survivors should guide the process and we are here to provide options.
We recognize that survivors are impacted differently based on varied and interlocking experiences of oppression and their social location. How people experience, heal from, and address sexual violence is shaped by the multitude of social locations e.g. class, sexuality, citizenship status and gender expression. We also recognize that it is up to the individual to choose how they want to be referred to (survivor, victim, etc).