Stories from Survivors of Sexual Violence
This form is a space for first- and second-hand survivors of sexual violence at Davidson College to share their stories. All former students (transfer, alumni) and current students are welcome to share. These stories can include, but are not limited to: stories of the violence itself, stories of support received (or not received) from the college/friends/family, stories of healing, and stories of the reporting process (both informal and formal).
Sexual violence is a nonlegal term that refers to any type of activity that forces, coerces, and/or violates sexual or emotional boundaries. This includes sexual harassment, abuse, stalking, manipulation, coercion, assault, and rape. It is important to note that these things are not mutually exclusive and often occur simultaneously.
These stories will be published anonymously on
and will not be used for any research purposes. You do have the option to publish your name under this submission if you'd like. If you do not want your story published, please indicate on the form. We ask that full names do not be used, but feel free to either change names or use initials for the people who caused the harm.
We are collecting these in an attempt to record stories of sexual violence at Davidson outside of the formal ways of reporting (i.e. through campus police, the sexual misconduct board, and/or town police). We want to create a community where it is safe to share these stories and where all survivors are heard and believed. We also want to make sure that these stories do not disappear after the survivors have left Davidson.
If you choose to not publicize your story, we invite you to use this as a possible form of catharsis. We see you and we believe you and we hope you get the healing you deserve.
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us through the website.
If you are a survivor of sexual violence and are in need of help, please reach out to any of the following resources:
--"Circle of Survivors", a confidential support group for survivors on campus. Please contact Georgia Ringle (
) to learn more.
--"The Gathering", a 12-week processing and yoga group dedicated to helping women of color heal from the emotional and physical boundaries of trauma. Please call 704-270-5066 to learn more.
--National Sexual Assault Telephone Hotline, 800.656.HOPE (4673).
--Member of RLO staff (hall counselor, residential advisor, area coordinator)
--Greater Charlotte Hope Line, 980.771.4673.
--Trans Lifeline, 877-565-8860 or
--The Trevor Project, 1-866-488-7386 or
--National Suicide Prevention Hotline, 1-800-273-8255 or text "CONNECT" to 741741.
What is your class year? (ex: 2015)
What is your race?
What is your gender?
What are your pronouns?
What is your sexual identity?
Where did the assault occur? Please specify the name of the Davidson program or place(s) on campus where it occurred. If it happened at several locations, you are welcome to name as many as you would like.
Share your story below.
What resources would have been helpful for you in the aftermath of the violence?
Would you like this story to be published?
Please write your name (or initials) here if you'd like it to be published alongside your story.
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