Sexual violence is a public health, social justice, and safety issue for individuals and communities. We encourage you to expand your knowledge about sexual violence, relationship violence, sexual harassment and stalking by critically thinking about the foundational causes of these issues. The following web pages provide relevant information on how to build a safer community, take responsibility for yourself and others, and respond appropriately to those harmed. Education is critical. Knowledge empowers individuals and communities to change.
Continuum of Violence
Sexual violence exists on a continuum and encompasses a wide range of beliefs, words, behaviors, and actions. While many of the behaviors at the beginning of the continuum may not be against our Code of Conduct, it is important to recognize that they are interconnected to each other and create a culture where violence is often excused, normalized, and even tolerated. Sexual violence prevention is a community effort and everyday actions make a difference. By addressing items on the beginning of the continuum we can contribute to reducing interpersonal violence in our society. Trauma is subjective to the perception of the person who experiences it, and each of these behaviors will impact individuals differently based on their identities and past experiences.