Violence Prevention

Baird Point at UB North illuminates purple in honor of Domestic Violence Awareness Month.

Published October 17, 2023

Everyone can make a difference in preventing sexual and relationship violence on campus. Resources are available to students, faculty, and staff. 

What is sexual violence?

Sexual violence is any sexual activity in which consent is not obtained or freely given. Sexual violence can happen to anyone – even if you know the person.

Types of Sexual Violence include:

  • unwanted touching
  • Dating violence
  • Intimate partner violence
  • Sexual harassment
  • Non-consensual image sharing, also known as “revenge porn”
  • Rape
  • Stalking
Support After an Unwanted Sexual Experience

If you or someone you know needs support dealing with the emotional, physical or legal challenges of surviving a sexual assault or other unwanted sexual experience, we can help you.

See options for after an unwanted sexual experience.

Good Samaritan Policy

The Good Samaritan Policy eliminates disciplinary consequences for you and the people you are with if you call for help when drinking or using drugs. The health and safety of UB students is our first priority. 

Learn more about the Good Samaritan Policy.

Get Involved

Help make UB a safer place to live, work, and learn. Take the training to be an empowered bystander or join our nationally recognized team of student leaders.

Take our Peer Education Course, UBE 110, and become a Nationally Certified Health & Wellness Peer Educator.

Request a Bystander Intervention Training for your club, organization, or area, or attend our next scheduled training.

Check out the events calendar to get involved with Health Promotion!

For more services and opportunities like this:

Health Promotion

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