What is the situation? Most rapes and sexual assaults are committed by someone the person already knows. What should I do? Be aware of your surroundings. Be assertive, direct and clear about reaching an understanding with a friend or a date. Do not accept a ride from someone you just met. Avoid excessive use of alcohol and drugs. Remember, alcohol and drugs impair not only your judgment but also your ability to make that judgment clear to someone else. Don't walk alone after dark. Contact the Campus Safety Department for an escort to your destination if you feel unsafe. To learn more about how to report this crime and get support, visit http://www.washington.edu/sexualassault/ More resources Rape Aggression Defense (RAD) Training teaches self-defense for women and men. This training class is offered by the University of Washington Police Department.