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Sexual Violence on Campus

Staying Safe on Campus


Everyone should be free to have fun and be safe. Sexual assault is about one person having power over another. Preventing sexual assault begins by reminding people that sexual assault is a crime and is not okay. We need to show our support to survivors of sexual assault. 

Taking care of yourself

Substances can be used to make you drunk or high so that you are vulnerable to sexual assault. Someone who sexually assaults you may buy you a lot of drinks or might put too much alcohol in your drinks. They might slip a drug or medicine into your drink so that you become drunk or high. Others look for someone who is already drunk or high. 

Sexual assault is not predictable, but there are a few things that can help you and your friends stay safe. 

Safety Tips:

  • Party with a buddy.
  • Have one friend stay sober.
  • Avoid open drinks, like punch.
  • Drink from bottles instead.
  • Beware of someone who buys you drinks or gives you drugs.
  • If you are taking over-the-counter or prescription medicine or using street drugs, be careful of how much alcohol you drink.
  • If you feel very drunk, high or like you are more affected than usual, ask a friend to help you home.

 

Remember...

If you believe you were sexually assaulted when you were drunk or high,

it is not your fault! It is not okay for someone to have sex with you when you are drunk or high; it is a crime. 

 

Supporting Friends 

We can all play a role in reducing sexual assault by recognizing and being prepared to change what might be a dangerous situation. 

  • If a friend is drunk or high, watch out for them and help them get home safely. 
  • If you see someone in a situation that makes you uncomfotable or worried, ask them if they are okay and if they need help. If you do not feel comfortable intervening, ask someone else, such as a friend or bartender or call 911. 

There are many ways to help your friends after a sexual assault.

  • Respect and support a friend who tells you about a sexual assault. 
  • Help your friend cope with a sexual assault: listen without judgement 
  • Help your friend find a local sexual assault service (such as a Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence Treatment Centre), or a counselor. 
  • Helping a friend deal with a sexual assault does not include: blaming them for what happened or asking for details about what happened. 

Anyone can be a victim of sexual assault. But remember, there is always something you can do to help.