• 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 and 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 responses that do not imply consent.)
  • Fear of sexual orientation being questioned
  • Feelings of shame, guilt, and/or embarrassment

Campus and Community Resources

  • Confidential DU Resources

    DU Center for Advocacy, Prevention, and Empowerment (CAPE)

    Free and confidential advocacy and support for survivors of sexual assault, relationship violence, stalking, and harassment.

    • Business hours phone: 303-871-3853
    • 24/7 Counselor on Call: 303-871-2205
    • Email:
    • Address: 1981 S University Blvd., Denver, CO 80210

    DU Health & Counseling Center

    Confidential medical and mental health services.

    • Phone: 303-871-2205
    • 24/7 Counselor on Call: 303-871-2205
    • Email:
  • Non-Confidential DU Resources
  • Community/National-Based Resources

    1 in 6

    1 in 6 is an online resource and support tool intended to help men who have had unwanted or abusive sexual experiences live healthier, happier, lives.

    The Blue Bench

    The Blue Bench provides a 24/7 sexual assault hotline, SANE forensic exam accompaniment, individual/group therapy, case management, and prevention/education programming.

    • 24/7 hotline: 303-322-7273