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One in Six

Researchers estimate that one in six men have had unwanted or abusive sexual experiences before age 18. If you've had a childhood experience like theirs, or think you might have, you are not alone.

Whatever your situation, our first and most important piece of advice: Find your own pace.

  • You can learn a lot here, starting now. As much as you are ready to learn.
  • But you don’t have to figure out everything right away. If that’s a pressure you feel, we totally understand. We also know that, if you don’t pace yourself, going full steam ahead can create problems.
  • Remember, you always have options, like leaving and coming back later.
  • This site is here for you, and it’s not going away.

Where to start depends on where you are, what you need right now, and where you’re headed.

Rape, Abuse, & Incest National Network

The Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network is the nation's largest anti-sexual assault organization. RAINN operates the National Sexual Assault Hotline at 1.800.656.HOPE and the National Sexual Assault Online Hotline at rainn.org, and publicizes the hotline's free, confidential services; educates the public about sexual assault; and leads national efforts to prevent sexual assault, improve services to victims and ensure that rapists are brought to justice.

Male Sexual Assault:

Men and boys are also the victims of the crimes of sexual assault, sexual abuse, and rape. In fact, in the U.S., more than 10% of all victims are male.

Male survivors and others affected by sexual violence can receive free, confidential, live help through RAINN's National Sexual Assault Hotlines, 24/7. Call 1.800.656.HOPE to be connected to a local rape crisis center in your area, or visit the National Sexual Assault Online Hotline to get live help in an instant messaging format.

Pandora’s Project

Male survivors of sexual assault and abuse are very welcome at Pandora's Project. We welcome you to participate and contribute to our thriving and active message board and chat rooms, which aim to provide peer support and foster healing. We have had over a thousand men register at Pandy's, many of whom feel they have benefited from the support, guidance and friendship offered to them from both male and female survivors alike.

We believe that the best people to judge whether Pandora's Aquarium is a good resource for male survivors are our members. This is what some of the male survivors at Pandy's have said:

"The community here at Pandys has always amazed me with their acceptance and willingness to support and encourage me on my healing journey. I am always amazed at the similarities between male and females in how they heal from their past abuse."

"Just being here has made it possible to communicate with others, as well as being able to help and support those in all types of situations"

"Male survivors, or prospective male survivors need to above all be assured that they won't be laughed at, minimised or told to toughen up (my biggest hurdle).  As with anyone, they need to know that what happened to them was not there fault and that there was nothing they could have done to stop it."

"I discovered Pandy's only a few weeks ago. In doing so, I have been staggered at the support that I have received. Already, I have posted and disclosed what happened to me as a child. I just can't believe that I have said things that I am still too scared to tell my parents."

If you are a male survivor of sexual assault or sexual abuse, Pandy's can help you to realize:

  • You are NOT alone.
    It is estimated that 1 in 6 men are survivors of sexual violence.
  • You are NOT to blame.
    Male survivors often feel responsible for their assault / abuse or that they should have been "stronger" and able to stop it. Sexual assault is not about physical strength; it is about power.
  • It's okay to hurt, cry, and ask for help.
    In our society we're told that "boys don't cry". We believe that male survivors need to be able to express the pain they are feeling, and that reaching out to other survivors is a show of strength.

Student Life Office

This Student Life Office assists in co-curricular activities, and promoting student leadership. The office also offers the opportunity to place flyers on campus through a stamp and approval system. It is also responsible for facilitating all club functions. By being involved with the Student Life Office you can further enrich your experience at Cal State Fullerton.

  • Develop and build confidence
  • Gain leadership skills
  • Assist in planning club events and activities
  • Network with students and future career colleagues. 

University Learning Center

The tutoring services offered at the University Learning Center expands across a variety of topics and majors and designed to help students in the varied disciplines. All services at the center are free for both undergrads and graduates. One-to-One Tutoring, study groups, and many other study opportunities

  • Supplemental Instruction
  • Study Groups
  • Online Writing Tutoring
  • Graduate Learning Specialists

University Learning Center Programs

I. Spring 2012 ESL Workshops

The ESL workshops offers grammar, pronunciation, and conversation workshops to students who want to improve their English speaking skills. The workshops are beneficial for students who are in the TESOL program. The ESL workshop also helps in preparing for the oral component exams.

  • Help with pronunciation
  • Assist in grammar development
  • Develop conversation skills

II. Spring 2012 “Academic Makeover” Workshops

The objective of these workshops is to not to tell you to “Study Harder!” but to learn strategies to help you study better. The Academic Makeover is a three part workshop that covers various study topics. This includes metacognition, the study cycle, time management, and test anxiety. This is a very helpful series for incoming freshmen and reentry students who need to develop good study skills.

  • Time Management, Note taking, and Study Skills
  • Study Skills and Preparing for Midterms
  • Extreme Academic Makeover
  • Countdown to Finals: Going in with Confidence!

Student Organization Recognition Process

To establish a club or organization there are 8 steps that need to be followed in order to do so. Whether the group or the organization is new or an existing group, all groups must complete the recognition process. To register a new or current organization online registration begins January 10, 2012 and ends February 24, 2012. To find the recognition application please visit: https://myweb.fullerton.edu/studentclubs.

Steps include:

  • Visit the SORC Office
  • Update Members
  • Update Advisors
  • Update Constitution
  • Determine Organizations Primary Focus
  • Prepare to Apply Online
  • Register Online
  • Recognition