Published April 1, 2020
Join UB in raising awareness about sexual violence, and learn how to support those who have been affected.
Sexual violence is a major public health, human rights, and social justice issue, and we need everyone’s help to end it. UB hosts a number of events this month and beyond for you to get involved.
Health Promotion hosts a variety of violence prevention workshops all semester long. Learn how to be an active bystander, how to help a friend affected by sexual violence, and tap into community resources. All workshops are free and open to all students. Our remaining spring workshops are being offered on line:
Direct: Directly address the problem behavior. You can either confront the person being harmed or the person you think is causing the problem. For example, ask the person being harmed if they want help. Or, tell the person causing the problem that the way they're acting isn't okay.
Distract: Anything that safely distracts someone enough to discontinue the problem behavior. For example, you could spill a drink, asking help with something, or tell one of them that 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. For example, you could get their friends, tell the bouncer, or call the police.
If you or someone you know has had an unwanted sexual experience, it's important to get help as soon as possible. UB offers a variety of services to help support survivors.