Take Action to Prevent Sexual Violence

Students

  • In the classroom: select sexual violence and related topics for research papers, group projects and/or speaking assignments.
  • Outside the classroom: join a student organization or serve in student government, do community service, join a community coalition, committee, and/or attend an event addressing sexual violence.
  • In social settings: remind friends to protect their drinks, stick together and watch out for each other.
  • In the media: educate yourself, share information and tips on Facebook, let your friends know where you are and who you are with.
  • In any setting: speak up. If you think someone’s behavior is offensive or inappropriate, so do most of the other people in the group.

Faculty and Staff

  • In the classroom:
    • Require sexual violence and related topics for research papers, group projects and/or speaking assignments.
    • Discuss sexual violence in relation to the course content.
    • Provide accurate information about sexual violence on campus and in communities.
    • Stay abreast of campus events. Provide extra credit or assignments for attending sexual violence education and awareness activities
    • Require faculty, research and teaching assistants to attend sexual violence prevention and response training
    • Request speakers and/or online education programs through ASU Wellness: /wellness/presentations.
  • Outside the classroom:
    • Advise a student organization addressing sexual violence.
    • Engage students in community service.
    • Join a community coalition.
    • Plan or attend an event addressing sexual violence.
    • Request speakers and/or online education programs through ASU Wellness: /wellness/presentations.
  • In social settings:
    • Remind students to protect their drinks, stick together and watch out for each other.
    • Remind students to let their friends know where they are and who they are with.
    • Remind students to speak up. If they think someone’s behavior is offensive or inappropriate, so do most of their peers.
  • In the media:
    • Educate yourself.
    • Share web-based information and resources about sexual violence with your students.
  • In any setting:
    • Be a resource.
    • Listen to student concerns and refer them to appropriate campus services.
    • Serve as a model by challenging sexist or inappropriate behaviors.

Parents

  • Communicate:
    • Learn and discuss facts about sexual violence with your student.
    • Discuss healthy relationships and boundaries.
    • Encourage respect and clear communication.
    • Discuss the impact of alcohol and other drugs on sexual assault.
    • Encourage your student to recognize and intervene in situations that could lead to a non-consensual sex.