Support Groups

The Aurora Center provides a safe and confidential space for students who are survivors of sexual assault and relationship violence. The purpose of the group is to offer information, options, support, relaxation, stress reduction exercises, and learn how trauma impacts the day to day struggles for students. The group serves as a welcoming and nurturing environment for each member to learn and grow from each other's on-going work towards recovery. 

Our current groups are for survivors of sexual assault or relationship violence:

Sexual Assault Survivor Groups:

Tuesdays @ 4:00pm & Fridays @ 1:00pm

Male-Identified Sexual Assault Survivor Group:

Date/Time TBD

Healing After Relationship Trauma (HART) Group:

Fridays @ 1:00pm

The groups are co-facilitated by Psychologists from Student Counseling Services along with Tia Florenz and/or Becky Redetzke Field, advocates with The Aurora Center. An intake appointment at Aurora is required prior to the first meeting attendance.

If you are interested in joining, please call 612-626-2929 or email to set up an appointment.


For an Online community, visit:

Pandy's Aquarium
Online support group for survivors of sexual violence.

Surviving Words:

"Dear Saturday Night,
I wish that you didn't have to exist...It’s been three years today that I was sexually assaulted.
I always wonder if I screamed loud enough, if I protested as much as I could have... While
that will remain unknown, you have given me the chance to say, loudly and unabashedly—
STOP. I will no longer be a victim..."
To Read more visit "Saturday Night: Untold Stories of Sexual Assault at Duke