Carolina and our community are home to many organizations raising awareness about sexual assault and interpersonal violence that help create a safer campus climate. A few are listed below.
ONE ACT Four-Step Model for Bystander Prevention:
Consider what information or help you need in order to intervene safely.
Do you know the people involved?
What is the environment like?
Is this something that could escalate behind closed doors?
A Ask for Help. Often other people are seeing the same thing! Asking for help could include talking to friends, a bartender, a residential advisor, etc.
C Create a Distraction. Pretend to know someone involved, tell someone involved that you are sick and need help, pretend to lose your phone….there are lots of creative options!
T Talk Directly. Talk to either person involved in the situation. Make sure the potential victim is okay
You realize that something is happening or has happened. This may seem obvious, but the event is what initiates the rest of your intervention processes.
What are you seeing?
What is the problem?
What are implications of the problem?
4. FOLLOW UP
Re-assess the situation to see if it is over.
Is there anything else that needs to be done?
How can you check-in with the people involved?
Would this conversation be better tomorrow (such as if people have been drinking or the adrenaline is high)?
One Act believes that if everyone took one action to make Carolina a safer place, we will see a reduction in violence on our campus. We all have a part to play in making our campus a safer place for everyone. One Act training gives students the knowledge and skills to recognize early warning signs of violence and strategies to safely intervene. Here we offer a basic understanding of these strategies—these are by no means comprehensive, and we encourage you to get One Act trained to learn more!
The UNC Men’s Project is an initiative started in 2013 that creates opportunities for male students to learn, listen, reflect, and work together to increase men’s involvement in gender equity and violence prevention efforts. The UNC Men’s project works to promote healthier masculinities on campus and shift the culture of masculinity toward more non-violent norms.
Compass Center for Women and Families helps individuals and families prevent and end domestic violence and become self-sufficient. They provide domestic violence crisis services, career and financial education,
assistance with legal resources, and adolescent empowerment programs.
One Act is student-led collaboration with UNC Student Wellness dedicated to reducing sexual and interpersonal violence. They provide skills training that give students the knowledge, skills, and confidence necessary to identify warning signs of violence and demonstrate actionable ways for students to address them in everyday life.
Project Dinah is a student organization dedicated to preventing and eradicating interpersonal violence in the Chapel Hill community. Project Dinah combats trends and culture that facilitate violence, stops elements of shame, blame, and silence surrounding sexual assault and interpersonal violence. They also work to create supportive and empowering environments at UNC for survivors.
Consent before sex begins with a “yes” but needs mutual understanding and acceptance. By staying conscious of listening to, speaking with, and understanding your partner, you can make sure that every experience is equally enjoyable.
Stand together to increase open and honest conversations about sexual consent. Be conscious of your partner so that your experiences are equally enjoyable.
Sexual partners’ wishes.
Friends and those around you. They have your and others' best interest in mind.
Sexual partners to make encounters mutual and consensual
Friends to keep their actions accountable
What you and your partner want from each other.
One night of unwanted sex can have devastating, long-lasting consequences on victims’ psyches.
Source: UNC AAU Campus Climate Survey
Like Carolina students before us, we follow the Carolina Way. It defines our traditions: drinking from the Old Well, setting fire to Franklin Street, holding a door open for a classmate, and hating everything that is Duke.
For more than two centuries, students have made our school a better place for the next group of incoming students. It’s now our turn to make our mark on our campus and temporary home.
Sexaul assault affects every student at UNC. One-fourth of all female undergraduates will be assaulted by the time they graduate UNC. One in fifteen male undergraduates will be sexually assaulted as well. It’s time for a change.
We need to make strides to end sexual violence at UNC. Learn about the issue, become more than a bystander and make a conscious choice to improve our campus culture.
Carolina Conscious unites every student across UNC-Chapel Hill to take a stand together against sexual assault and interpersonal violence.
Carolina Conscious revolves around a simple question:
How can we create conscious change to treat each other with the same respect off-campus as we do on-campus?
More information about consent available here:
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SEXUAL ASSAULT AT UNC
The following slideshow is based on data specific to UNC Chapel Hill collected by the Association of American Universities’ (AAU) Campus Climate Survey on Sexual Assault and Sexual Misconduct in 2015.
The Orange County Rape Crisis Center is a non-profit agency established in 1974 that provides 24-hour crisis intervention services to survivors of sexual violence. Their services include a 24-Hour Help Line, advocacy and accompaniment, support groups, workshops, and therapy referrals. Additionally, the Center offers educational programs for raising awareness about sexual violence and teaching prevention skills.
Safe at UNC is the main portal at UNC-Chapel Hill for resources and information about discrimination, harassment, sexual violence, interpersonal violence, and stalking. Safe at UNC provides information about response, including reporting and support, and prevention.