If you have experienced an incident that you think may be sexual misconduct/assault, it is important to care for yourself and to seek help from others who can care for you.
Even if you are still undecided on what action to take, please seek immediate medical care if you feel like you have been injured during the experience of sexual misconduct/assault. If you can, it’s best to avoid showering or bathing before arrival at a clinic/hospital. Bringing a change of clothing with you, if you are able, can be helpful.
Financial support is available for the following:
Please approach your Survivor Support Advisor for more information. If you do not yet have a Survivor Support Advisor, please reach out to email@example.com.
Getting to a place that you feel safe can be the first step to healing and/or dealing with the situation. A safe place will look different to all survivors; some suggestions might be to go to your home (if you are local), your own room, a friend’s room, or somewhere off-campus.
No matter what time it might be, there are staff around who can support you through this experience, if you choose to approach them. Every survivor’s journey is different and you are not required to speak to anyone if you don’t want to. If you do want to speak to someone, the following people have been specifically trained in supporting survivors:
Survivor Support Advisors (SSA) serve as an initial point of contact for survivors of sexual assault/misconduct on campus. The SSAs are trained in trauma-informed protocol and support is individualised to the survivor’s needs. It can include emotional support, regular check-ins, guidance on resources and options available, requesting AD notes, emergency funding, accompaniment to the police or hospital, and general logistical adjustments. The SSA serves as a consistent presence to mitigate the harm caused in survivors being asked to retell their story when navigating internal processes to support their healing. SSAs are available to both survivors who have officially reported the sexual misconduct and those who have not yet opted to report the incident. Survivors pursuing the official reporting process will be immediately assigned an SSA to advocate on their behalf.
Speak to an AWARE SACC staff member who is trained to help and listen to those who have faced sexual assault or feel unsure about a sexual encounter.
Financial support is available for students who wish to use the SACC as a resource.
Please approach your Survivor Support Advisor for more information on how to receive funding for this. If you do not yet have a Survivor Support Advisor, please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org.
You can pursue one or more options for reporting an instance of experienced sexual misconduct – filing a disciplinary complaint under the College’s policy on sexual misconduct and/or filing a police report. However, it is equally valid to choose to do nothing at the moment or to confide in a friend or to seek counselling on or off-campus.
You can choose to file a formal disciplinary complaint against a respondent who is also a Yale-NUS student. Approach Chinyi Chen in the DOS Office to discuss this option further, or review the Sexual Misconduct Policy.
You can also file a police report against the respondent. A report of experienced sexual misconduct to law enforcement officials entails investigation and possible prosecution under the laws of Singapore. Seek on-campus assistance and support for filing a police report from any Residential Life Officers or Assistant Deans, Survivor Support Advisors and/or off-campus assistance from the AWARE SACC.
*A reporting party who has submitted a police report may still initiate disciplinary action, so long as these efforts would not interfere with any on-going law enforcement proceedings.
Every person’s journey to healing looks different. These are the various resources available to you, and you may choose to access them whenever you are ready.
|Subscribe to the Survivor Support Monthly Newsletter||Contact Natalie Ang at email@example.com
|Join the Survivor’s Healing Collectives Circle||Survivor’s Healing Collective Circle is a monthly meeting where participants can engage in various activities that focus on tools for redemption and healing
Examples of activities include:
Contact Natalie at firstname.lastname@example.org to join these programmes or to request for any other programmes or ideas to be included in the healing circle.