Outreach & Events

Violence Prevention

You’re the most important part of making USF a safer place. That’s why we offer programs that address healthy relationships, bystander intervention, sexual consent, and recognizing relationship red flags. We also require mandatory training for incoming students on all of these topics. We aim to prevent violence on our campus by providing you with ongoing tools and knowledge to become active bystanders to keep our community safe.

Bystander Intervention

When you see something that gives you an ‘uh-oh’ feeling and just isn’t right, you have the power to step in and be an active bystander to prevent violence from happening to someone else. By either being direct, distracting, or delegating in a situation you can help a potential victim to safety and make a difference.

Getting and Giving Sexual Consent

Communication, honesty and respect make sexual relationships better. Asking for and getting consent shows respect for yourself and your partner. Neither your body nor your sexuality belongs to someone else.

Recognizing Red Flags in Relationships

People in healthy relationships respect each other. They can talk honestly and freely to each other and share power and control over decisions. They trust and support each other and respect each other’s independence. In contrast, an unhealthy relationship is unbalanced. One partner (a person in the relationship) tries to control the other. Can you recognize red flags in relationships?

Center for Victim Advocacy

If you or someone you know is in an unhealthy relationship, the Center for Victim Advocacy is here to support with free and confidential services. Please visit us at SVC for more information on the confidential resources available at USF.