sexual assault prevention at isu

 

Isu sexual violence prevention and response coalition

 

mission

The Sexual Violence Coalition is a collaborative effort by concerned Sycamores to bring the seriousness of this problem to the forefront on the Indiana State University Campus. Our goal is to reduce sexual assault risks and affect attitudinal and behavioral changes through: meaningful education programs, prompt and compassionate response to incidents of sexual violence and coordination of relationships between campus and community systems. We challenge faculty, staff, students and community members to work toward the elimination of violence toward all people on our campus.

contact

Contact: Aimee Janssen-Robinson

             Student Health Promotion Office, Student Rec Center

             812-237-3258

             aimee.janssen-robinson@indstate.edu

             www.indstate.edu/shp

funding

Funding by INCSAPP and the Indiana State Department of Health through a CDC Cooperative Agreement

campaigns

Know What No Means

 

Know What No Means

Know What No Means

No One Left Behind

    Tuesday, April 9, 2013 8:30 p.m. Dede Plaza 

    

     No Woman Left Behind is an annual Rally in April on the ISU Campus.  The Rally is organized completely by ISU students working to end sexual violence.   

     Want to help organize No Woman Left Behind for 2014 - contact Aimee Janssen-Robinson with Student Health Promotion 812-237-3939 or aimee.janssen-robinson@indstate.edu. 

No One Left Behind

 

bystander intervention

How many times have you been at a party or with a small group for friends and witnessed something that made you feel uneasy?  Maybe it was someone pushing another person to leave with them, or someone drugging another person’s drink.  Or, maybe you saw a friend slap his or her date.  What would you do?

You might be thinking, “That’s none of my business.”  Or, you may think saying something would mean “sticking your nose in someone else’s business.”

If you stay silent, you may be part of the problem.

Sexual assault rarely happens in a room full of people, and survivors often stay silent in an abusive relationship.  But warning signs or red flags that a situation is about to become violent or abusive are often noticed by others.  Stepping in to find out what’s going on could prevent that someone from further danger and let him or her know you’re available to help.

To be clear:  This isn’t about making decisions for people and it does not mean that you have to get in a fight.  It could be as simple as interrupting the situation.  Asking “where’s the bathroom” could provide an opportunity for someone who is feeling cornered to slip away, or just checking in with the person you’re concerned about.  It could mean telling a friend that you don’t like the way he or she is acting, or it could mean calling the police.

The point is, if you see or know of a violent or abusive situation do something!  BREAK the SILENCE!

It could change the course of someone’s life forever.

To learn more about bystander intervention, attend a STEP UP! Workshop or schedule a workshop for your organization or group.

learn more about the step up! program