There are many ways you can get involved in sexual violence prevention work. At SAPEC, we focus our efforts at individual, relationship, community, and societal levels.
Here are 8 actions you can take to get involved:
Action #1: "Ask the cutie before you touch the booty"
In other words, learn more about affirmative consent and apply these practices to your life. Also, spread the word! Learn more here.
Action #2: Be an active bystander
Choose to take action when you see behavior that puts others at risk for violence, victimization, or perpetration. These include speaking out against rape myths, supporting victim/survivors, and intervening in potentially violent situations. Click here to learn how Jayhawks Give a Flock.
Action #3: Schedule an educational program!
Our educational programs cover a wide variety of topics. We will meet you where you are at and build upon skill sets you already have. We pride ourselves on conducting our educational programs as conversations rather than lectures. (You get enough of those in class)
Click here to check out the full list of the programs SAPEC offers.
Action #4: Volunteer with us
We have opportunities for everyone on campus, whether you are a current student or a staff or faculty member at KU. This is a great way to get involved and help change social norms on campus!
Action #5: Believe victim/survivors
When someone discloses to you that something happened to them, it can be very overwhelming for all parties involved. The first step is to believe them and assure them it is not their fault. Your kind and non-judgmental response can make a world of difference. Click here for things you can say and do after someone discloses to you.
Action #6: Help change laws
Support public policies that prevent sexual violence and ensure justice for more victim/survivors. Click here to learn more about the hot issues now and what you can do.
Action #7: Know the resources on campus and in the community
You can find those here!
Action #8: Follow us on social media
Share, follow, and like! Spread the word and stay up-to-date with events on campus where you can come and show your support! Following our Twitter account is a good way to keep up with things going on with SAPEC but also with awesome offices around campus.