Understanding the profound, adverse impacts of sexual and gender-based violence
If one does not have a direct experience of sexual violence and gender-based violence, given its prevalence, it is very likely they know someone who has. More importantly, sexual and gender-based violence adversely impacts the health, well-being, and success of our campus community as a whole, so it is important to be mindful of ways we can all provide support. This may include making a referral to our office to support someone impacted by sexual violence and/or ask questions or request education, respond to a disclosure of sexual violence, or understand how to be an active bystander.
By committing to a collective effort towards awareness and support, wecan ensureour campus community is safe(r) for all. We all have an important role to play in building a consent culture on campus, including building sexual violence and consent literacy for all campus community members, and supportively respond to a survivor.
The Creating Consent Culture video below demonstrates how campus partners are embedding consent culture and practices into their work on campus.