Victims Advocate Program

If you or someone you care about is the survivor of a crime…

…you may need to talk to someone about your options. It is not uncommon to experience a broad range of emotions. You do not have to go through this along…

…an advocate is here for Barry student who are victimized, or any other person who is victimized on our campus, or by a Barry student.

Our Victims Advocate Program provides support and assistance to students who have concerns specifically relation to sexual assault, sexual harassment, domestic violence, dating violence, stalking and bullying. These forms of interpersonal violence affect people of all gender identities, sexual orientation, races, ethnicities, ages, appearances, abilities and national origins. The Student Advocacy Center staff members support and respond to the needs of all members of the student population who are impacted by these issues.

Office of the Dean of Students
Student Advocacy Center
Landon Student Union, Suite 101
305-899-4926

Hours: M-F 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Nights and Weekends: (305) 899-3333
(Office of Public Safety)

Services

  • Information and referrals
  • Explanation of victim’s rights
  • Support groups
  • Events

Statistics

  • 1 in 5 college women are sexually assaulted during their college years
  • 1 in 71 men have been raped some time in their lives
  • More than half of female survivors reported being raped by an intimate partner and 40.8% by an acquaintance
  • In 2/3 of incidents, survivors tell a friend but not a family member or college official
  • 1 in 12 college men admitted to committing acts that met the legal definition of rape.
  • Fewer than 5% of attempted & completed rapes are reported to law enforcement.
  • Alcohol is involved in nearly 75% of sexual assaults
  • Approximately 32% of college students are victims of dating/relationship violence.