An exit strategy is anything that can remove you from an uncomfortable or even dangerous situation.
tips to keep in mind if you ever find yourself in this type of situation
- Fake getting a text and say an emergency is calling you away.
- Signal a friend and have he (she) say you need to go to the bathroom with him (her).
- Before you go out have a plan with your friends, maybe a signal that will let them know if you need to be rescued from an uncomfortable situation. I can be something as simple as tapping your watch 3 times.
- Sometimes just saying you’re not interested is the best response.
Listen to our podcast on sexual assault.
Season 2, Episode #14, “It will never happen to you, until it happens”
Consent is an agreement between adult individuals to engage in sexual activity. It MUST be clearly communicated.
Consent cannot be given by individuals that are underage, intoxicated, asleep, or unconscious.
The lack of consent means NO, no means no!
Consent can be withdrawn at ANY time.
- Find a safe place- this may be a hospital, your home, or with a friend.
- Reach out to someone that you trust to help you through this tough time.
- Remember this is NOT your fault and you are NOT alone.
- Call the Sexual Assault Hotline,
- Talk to someone.
the red zone
The RED ZONE, a 6-week time frame in the beginning of the Fall semester, is marked by an especially high incidence of sexual assaults on college campuses across the country. The first month and a half of college is the time when freshmen women are most likely to be raped or experience attempted rape.
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