Support for Affinity Groups



Interpersonal violence (sexual assault, relationship violence, stalking, and harassment) can impact anyone regardless of age, race, gender, class, sexual orientation, ability status, strength, etc.

CAPE is dedicated to providing support and advocacy services to all DU community members impacted by interpersonal violence. Our advocates employ trauma-informed equity and justice lenses to their work and have expertise in and center survivors who hold marginalized identities or are members of groups facing a heightened risk of experiencing interpersonal violence. Choose a card below for more information on CAPE's support for these affinity groups.


Students who identify as LGBTQIA+ are more likely to experience gender violence, discrimination, sexual harassment, and other forms of abuse. CAPE is here to help.

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BIPOC Survivors

Sexual violence against BIPOC individuals has been used to perpetuate racism and colonialism throughout the history of the United States.

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Significant numbers of men endure gender violence, and often have a harder time getting help due to social stigma and internalized shame around seeking support.

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International Students

Language barriers, unfamiliarity with US culture, lack of local support systems, prejudice, and discrimination lead to increased risk of gender violence and greater difficulty seeking help for international students.

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Military sexual trauma (MST) is rampant, affecting as many as one in four female service members. Significant numbers of men are also affected, and all veterans can face special challenges seeking help.

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People with Disabilities

The risk of being assaulted as an adult with developmental disabilities is up to ten times higher than average. These individuals can also face greater challenges reporting incidents and receiving help.

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