Acquaintance Rape

What is it?

Acquaintance or date rape means being forced or pressured into having sex by someone you know -- against your will, without having your consent.


How Does it Occur?

Acquaintance rape typically occurs when a woman is alone with a man. Alcohol and drugs are sometimes a significant factor. Mixed signals are another element.


Effects of Acquaintance Rape


Watch out for someone who:


What to do if it happens to you


Don't be a victim

*Information provided by the Greater New Haven Sexual Assault Crisis Services