The key concepts to promote awareness and avert domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking on campus and in our community are:
- If your partner is possessive, jealous, or often gets angry over little things, it may not be a healthy relationship.
- Real people don’t fit into media stereotypes. Recognize sources of stereotypes and understand how pop culture can lead to unrealistic attitudes, behaviors and expectations.
- Most survivors of sexual assault don’t report being assaulted. Survivors are more likely to report if they feel supported by a fellow Saluki.
- If you aren’t certain that you have consent, YOU DON’T. The only way to get consent is by asking your partner and respecting their decision.
- Alcohol is the most common date rape drug used by perpetrators of sexual assault. Someone who is intoxicated can’t give consent and you should step in.
- A healthy relationship shouldn’t include coercion or pressure. If you see someone being pressured to do something they aren’t comfortable with, even in a relationship, Step UP!
- Our campus community is only as strong as the people in it. If you see someone being hurt or taken advantage of, you have the power to Step UP!
- Healthy relationships are based on respect, if you are in a relationship where you feel unsafe, disrespected, or pressured into things, find support and get out.
- If you would Step UP! if it were your brother, sister, or best friend, you should Step UP! for any Saluki. You have the power to end violence, abuse and sexual assault on our campus.
- The first step in ending sexual assault is to recognize unsafe situations. Step UP! if someone is unable to give consent. If your partner is possessive, jealous, or often gets angry over little things, it may not be a healthy relationship.
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