Take Action To Raise Awareness About Sexual Violence

As a member of the ASU community, you can play an important role in reducing the incidence of sexual violence and its impact on students. The following information is provided to help ASU students, staff, faculty and parents fulfill this role.
 

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, do community service, join a community coalition 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/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.