Seeking information and support, counseling, advocacy and filing an official report

Seeking Information and Support

Victims, and/or friends of victims, can seek advice and information from these resources about options for ensuring safety of the victim on campus. 

Counseling

These resources are recommended if you are seeking a completely confidential conversation, and/or are working with administrators to seek information and support but also want to speak to a professional to find resources for healing. 

Advocacy

The following professional staff is our Sexual Assault Advocate and is considered confidential, 

Marta Cady, Associate Dean and Sexual Assault Advocate
Office: The Center for Student Support, 3219 N. 13th Street
Phone: 253.879.3365 office, 253.297. 6486 mobile
Email Address: martacady@pugetsound.edu 

The university has designated student members of Peer Allies as individuals who can talk with students impacted by sexual misconduct in a private manner. Peer Allies must report all information to the Associate Dean and Sexual Assault Advocate, who is considered a confidential resource (see above). The Associate Dean and Sexual Assault Advocate has the obligation to report information for federal Clery reporting.  

Peer Allies
Email Address: peerallies@pugetsound.edu
Website: facebook.com/pugetsoundpeerallies

Peer Allies is a support network of students that hold weekly office hours to provide an opportunity for survivors of sexual violence or harassment who may have felt powerless to talk, be heard and be believed as well as provide information to survivors in a safe space about other resources both on and off campus.

File an Official Report

Should a victim decide to file an official complaint through the Title IX and Equal Opportunity Office, the victim can expect to have the incidents investigated and properly resolved through administrative procedures. For more information on filing an official report, see Reporting Harassment or Sexual AssaultFor more information about the option of pursuing a conduct process, see Title IX and Equal Opportunity.

File a report