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A “culture of violence” is a community’s complex web of beliefs, actions and customs which condone and encourage violence. This culture impacts our community and because of this, we must take deliberate action to ensure every Sun Devil has access to in-person and virtual communities where they are happy, healthy and safe.
The first step, for anyone looking to take action to dismantle a culture of violence, is to learn. Thank you for your commitment to creating a community of care here at ASU by learning how you can take action to prevent violence and support people in and outside of our Sun Devil family. Here are some places where you can start:
A better understanding of sexual violence is integral to taking action to dismantle a “culture of violence.” The first step is awareness and understanding, so we can begin to take mindful actions to address and prevent violence in both in-person and virtual environments.
First and foremost, we can respond with support for all victims and survivors. To learn how to support someone who is concerned that they may have experienced sexual or relationship violence, visit Providing Support.
We all have a role to play in preventing sexual and relationship violence. ASU Sun Devils strive to serve as role models for others in their community by challenging behaviors that contribute to a “culture of violence” in both in-person and virtual environments. This webpage reviews only some of the actions everyone can take. Do you have an idea to add to this list or a suggestion for improvement? The Sexual and Relationship Violence Prevention program would like to hear from you! Please email comments, ideas and feedback to firstname.lastname@example.org.
We can all work together to create a safer space in which all Sun Devils thrive.
For Emergencies call 9-1-1
ASU Police Department
Help is available 24/7
ASU Counseling Services (students)
ASU Health Services
Employee Assistance Office
Crisis Support is available 24/7 by contacting
EMPACT Hotline (students)
Behavioral Health Crisis Line (employees)
RAINN Sexual Assault Hotline (National)
National Domestic Violence Hotline
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
Family Advocacy Centers (FAC) Medical Forensic Exams
In Maricopa County, HonorHealth Forensic Nurse Examiner Program conducts medical forensic exams at Family Advocacy Centers (FACs) located in Mesa, Scottsdale, Glendale, and Downtown Phoenix, near ASU’s campuses. When reporting to law enforcement, the exam will be scheduled on your behalf and you will be transported to the FAC. If you do not wish to report to law enforcement and live in Maricopa county, you can call HonorHealth at 480-312-6339 (available 24/7) and enter a call back number. A nurse will call you back soon after. If you reside in Arizona but do not live in Maricopa County, review this list of medical forensic exam facilities in Arizona.
Family Advocacy Center Information is listed below. Please note that these centers typically operate from 8am-5pm and should be contacted prior to visiting. All FACs have a law enforcement presence. While the FAC staff may provide you with additional resources or connect you to law enforcement for reporting, the best way to have a medical forensic exam done is to follow the information listed above.
Mesa Center Against Family Violence
225 E. 1st St, Mesa, AZ 8520
Phoenix Family Advocacy Center
2120 N Central Ave #250, Phoenix, AZ
Scottsdale Family Advocacy Center
10225 E. Via Linda, Scottsdale, AZ 85258
Glendale Family Advocacy Center
4600 W. Glendale, Glendale, AZ 85301