Organizing college campuses against dating abuse

Run by a volunteer collective, SAFER facilitates student organizing through a comprehensive training manual; in-person workshops and trainings; free follow-up; our Campus Sexual Assault Policies Database; and a growing online resource library and network for student organizers.

SAFER firmly believes that sexual violence is both influenced by and contributes to multiple forms of oppression, including racism, sexism, and homo/transphobia, and view our anti-sexual violence work through a broader anti-oppression lens.

FAR is committed to supporting faculty members who experience retaliation because of their efforts to address sexual violence on campus.

A comprehensive poll of college students regarding dating abuse on campus found around 22 percent of college women reported being physically abused in a dating relationship.

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Of this 43 percent, around half of the abuse involved physical contact, while much of the rest was emotional, verbal, and technological abuse.

Grant said a major challenge in her efforts is that many students don’t recognize abusive behavior when they see it.

"In my work, what is most important right now on campuses is definitely making clear to students what a healthy relationship actually looks like," Grant said.

National Center for Campus Public Safety The National Center for Campus Public Safety’s (NCCPS or the National Center) mission is to bring together all forms of campus public safety, professional associations, advocacy organizations, community leaders, and others to improve and expand services to those who are charged with providing a safe environment on the campuses of the nation’s colleges and universities.

The Stalking Resource Center In 2000, the National Center for Victims of Crime partnered with the U. Department of Justice Office on Violence Against Women to create the Stalking Resource Center (SRC).

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