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Stand Up to Violence

Stand Up to Violence

Whether we're speaking about domestic violence, sexual assault, dating violence, or stalking, interpersonal violence affects numerous college students, faculty, and staff. We don't have to stand by and accept it as part of the university experience, however. We must Stand Up! to interpersonal violence, and the first step is understanding consent. What is consent, exactly? We're glad you asked!

CONSENT

Violence can occur among multiple individuals, a few individuals, or interpersonally. Be an active bystander by intervening in situations, such as getting help from resources and reporting acts of violence. The videos below demonstrating standing up to stop violence involves everyone, so we can have a positive community.

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1 is 2 Many (The Obama White House)

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What If Bears Killed One In Five People? (College Humor)

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It's On Us: Kerry Washington (It's On Us)

You can help prevent sexual assault before it happens, by creating a distraction or asking direct questions. People often feel nervous to intervene because they don't know what to do, they don't want to cause a scene, or think it's none of their business. The resource below gives you ideas to distract someone and help out if you feel that someone is in trouble.

Steps You Can Take to Prevent Sexual Assault (RAINN)