Sexual Assault Awareness


Stop Sexual Assault.

 

Tips for Women:

  • If you or a friend have been sexually assaulted, report it!
  • Always be on your guard. If you're not comfortable in a situation, get out of it.
  • Just because you are on a date with someone doesn't mean they can't hurt you. If the situation seems sketchy, excusing yourself and leaving is acceptable.
  • Don't automatically trust everyone you meet even if they seem nice.
  • Use caution when walking around at night and always lock your door.
  • Be careful if you or someone you know has clearly had too much alcohol. Always have someone to call who will be available to pick you up if needed.
  • Don't be a bystander. If you see or are aware of a situation that could be potentially harmful for either partner, do something. Call 911!

 

Tips for Men:

  • Never pursue someone who has had too much to drink!
  • Respect your date's limits. If you have to convince, bribe, or threaten someone to have sex, it's not sex. It's sexual assault.
  • Remember that "no" means no, whenever it is spoken and sometimes when it isn't. There is no time when it is "too late" to say no. you should stop what you're doing immediately when you hear it.
  • If you are not sure about the signs and signals being given to you by your date, ask.
  • Both men and women who find themselves in uncomfortable or unsafe situations should trust their instincts. Get away from the situation as quickly as possible if your gut instinct tells you that something is wrong.
  • Don't be a bystander. If you see or are aware of a situation that could be potentially harmful for either partner, do something. Call 911!

 

Last Updated: 3/31/2014