Confidential Reporting

Meeting with an advocate is confidential. The fact that a student meets with a Survivor Advocate and the content of that meeting are both confidential, meaning that no one needs to know the meeting took place or what was discussed, unless the student decides they would like to disclose that information to others. Additionally, meeting with an advocate does not obligate a student to do any process or procedure either on or off-campus. The purpose of meeting with an advocate is so that a student survivor of sexual or gender-based violence understand their rights and their options. It is up to the student to decide how they would like to proceed.

What will happen if I meet with an advocate?

An advocate is a trained professional whose goal is to support and center the needs of the student/survivor. Depending on your needs and concerns, an advocate is able to provide the following:

  • Emotional Support

  • Physical and/or emotional safety planning

  • Help requesting academic accommodations in your courses 

  • Assistance obtaining safe housing and/or housing changes

  • Information and support navigating various reporting options, such as reporting to the police or to the university

  • Help with the UA Appeal Process, Retroactive Withdrawals, and Financial Aid & Scholarships Appeals.

  • Referrals for Mental Health Counseling & Support Groups

  • Support filing a Police Report; both on campus with UAPD, or with Tucson Police Department

  •  Information and support obtaining an Order of Protection (or Injunction Against Harassment) through the courts

  • Information and support obtaining a university-specific No Contact Order 

  • Medical Accompaniment to the hospital and/or information and support regarding a Medical Forensic Exam

  • Court Accompaniment*

*Survivor Advocacy at UA can connect you with an advocate from a partner organization to help with these options.