Penn State

Start By Believing

Course Details

Start by Believing is a public awareness campaign uniquely focused on the public response to sexual assault.  Because a friend or family member is typically the first person a victim confides in after an assault, each individual’s personal reaction is the first step in a long path toward justice and healing. Knowing how to respond is critical—a negative response can worsen the trauma and foster an environment where sexual assault predators face zero consequences for their crimes.


Learn how to respond when someone tells you they are a victim of sexual assault. Know what resources are available, who can be notified to provide assistance and who must be notified to satisfy Clery and Title IX requirements.

Who should attend

1 in 4 women and 1 in 6 men will be sexually assaulted in their lifetime. No where is this more prevalent than on college campuses. This program is intended for students, faculty members, advisors, coaches, mentors and even those already providing assistance to victims to spread the word on the best response. START BY BELIEVING.

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