What I Need to Know

If you have been accused of sexual misconduct, relationship violence, stalking, or other forms of interpersonal violence, you have support available to you. Just as your accuser has the right to have a support person, so do you.

You can contact The SAFE Office to request a Resource Navigator who will act as a supportive resource. This person will be able to help you determine what your next steps are, give you information about the process, and will accompany you to any meetings you may have with Student Judicial Programs.

You may also choose to have someone else act as your support person, such as a friend, family member, or other trusted person. You can have both a Resource Navigator and an additional support person.

Being accused of sexual misconduct can be stressful. Your Resource Navigator can assist you with referrals for additional support through the Rice Counseling CenterAcademic Advising, the Student Wellbeing Office and off-campus referrals if you choose.

Your wellbeing and safety are important to us. If you feel you are being threatened as a result of the accusation, we can assist you with a Rice-specific safety plan. It is also important that you cease contact with the accuser.  

To schedule an appointment, email us or dial x. 3311/ (713) 348-3311 or come by the Gibbs Wellness Center any time Monday through Friday 9 a.m.-5 p.m to meet with a Resource Navigator. 

You can find out more about the process you will work through with Student Judicial Programs in the Sexual Misconduct Policy or by contacting Student Judicial Programs at x. 4786/ (713) 348-4786.