Sexual Assault Awareness Month

Published April 16, 2019

Learn more about how UB recognizes Sexual Assault Awareness Month through a number of events and activities held on campus and throughout the community.

Sexual Assault Awareness month is a time to raise public awareness about sexual violence, to educate and inspire our community to prevent it, and provide support for those who have experienced it.

This year’s theme, I Ask, champions the message that asking for consent is a healthy, normal and necessary part of everyday interactions.

Three - D's of Bystander Intervention

Direct: Directly address the problem behavior.  You can either confront the person being harmed or the person you think is causing the problem.  Examples: Asking if they’re okay. Telling them the way they’re acting isn’t okay.

Distract: Anything that safely distracts someone enough to discontinue the problem behavior. Examples: Spilling a drink.  Asking for directions.  Asking for help with something.  Telling them someone is looking for them in the other room.

Delegate: If you do not feel comfortable or safe intervening, delegate the intervention to someone else. Examples: Get their friends. Tell the bouncer.  Call the police. 

Learn more on how to be an active bystander.

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