Helping a Friend or Family Member
The University of Arizona prohibits discrimination and harassment on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity and genetic information.
If you have a friend or family member who has been, or is currently, affected by discrimination, harassment or relationship violence, we encourage you to help by referring them to the Office of Institutional Equity (OIE). Referring them helps to make them aware of:
- Reporting options
- Support and assistance services
- Interim and long-term measures
- Who they can speak to if they have questions or need additional information
If the concern is an emergency, please call 911.
How to Help
These steps can help you provide support to a friend or family member affected by discrimination, harassment or relationship violence.
Show empathy and take care to listen without interrupting.
Make a Referral
Refer friends or family members affected by discrimination to OIE.
Provide them with information about additional resources.
Resources to get you started:
On Campus Resources
Bias Education & Support Team (BEST)
Disability Resource Center
Life & Work Connections
Oasis Sexual Assault and Trauma Services
University of Arizona Police Department
911 (emergency, on campus)
In the Community
Arizona Office for Americans With Disabilities
Arizona Sexual Assault Network
Arizona Sexual Violence Prevention & Education Program
Chicanos Por La Causa
Direct Advocacy & Resource Center
Emerge! Center Against Domestic Abuse
Inter Tribal Council of Arizona
Pima County Attorney’s Office
Seek Then Speak
The Southern Arizona Center Against Sexual Assault