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Campus Life & Inclusive Excellence

Health & Counseling Center

CAPE

Men

Prevalence

1 in 16 cisgender men will be sexually assaulted in college.

Men who identify as gay or bisexual are at increased risk of experiencing sexual assault.

It is estimated that 16% of men are sexually abused by the age of 18.

Challenges to Reporting & Seeking Support

  • Fear that police, medical professionals, counselors, or other support services may be insensitive to their experience
  • Inability to recognize what happened as rape because they became sexually aroused, had an erection, or ejaculated during the assault (these are involuntary physiological reactions, sexual arousal does not necessarily mean there was consent).
  • Fear of sexual orientation being questioned.
  • Feelings of shame, guilt, and/or embarrassment

Campus and Community Resources

Confidential DU Resources

  • CAPE (Center for Advocacy, Prevention, and Empowerment) provides free and confidential advocacy and support to survivors of sexual assault, relationship violence, stalking and harassment.
        o Daytime Advocacy: 303-871-3853
        o After-Hours Counselor on Call: 303-871-205
        o Email: [email protected]
        o Address: 1981 S University Blvd., Denver, CO 80210
  • Health and Counseling Center provides confidential medical and mental health services.
        o Phone: 303-871-2205
        o Counselor on Call: 303-871-2205
        o Email: [email protected]

Non-Confidential DU Resources

Community/National-Based Resources

  • 1 in 6
        o An online resource and support tool intended to help men
           who have had unwanted or abusive sexual experiences
           live healthier, happier, lives.
        o Website: https://1in6.org/
  • The Blue Bench
        o 24/7 sexual assault hotline, along with SANE Forensic Exam
           accompaniment, individual/group therapy, case
           management, and prevention/education programming   
        o Website: http://thebluebench.org/
        o Phone: 303-322-7273 

 

 


To learn more, or to connect with an advocate,
contact CAPE directly at 303-871-3853 or [email protected].