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.
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.