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"Dude, she totally wanted it."

That's not what she said.


 

SPOT THE CREEPS

Be an active bystander and safely intervene. If someone you know has been a victim of a violent crime, sexual assault, or traumatic event, please share our confidential hotline number or refer them to our website.

1 in 5

women and 1 in 16 men will be a victim of a sexual assault while in college.

80%

of sexual assault victims knew the perpetrator.

Active Bystander

An active bystander is someone who has the moral courage to find a way to safely intervene to stop a potentially dangerous situation. You have the power to send messages about what is acceptable and expected behavior for you and your friends.

  1. Believe the victim.
  2. Tell the victim it is not their fault.
  3. Remind the victim they are not alone.
  4. Know available resources and refer the victim for help.
  5. Avoid judgment.
33%

of women who are raped contemplate suicide while 13% attempt suicide.

Sexual Assault

A sexual assault is any type of forced or coerced sexual contact or behavior that happens without consent. An Acute Sexual Assault case occurs within 120 hours of the assault and is the period of time in which DNA evidence can be collected through a forensic exam.