Interpersonal violence is a cultural phenomenon that is reflected on today’s college campuses. As members of the campus community and advocates for student well-being, athletics departments are called upon to contribute to campus efforts to prevent and appropriately intervene in cases of sexual assault, hazing, harassment and abuse. By effectively addressing interpersonal violence and sexual assault, athletics departments provide that student-athletes leave their college campuses better prepared to lead satisfying lives, help others and make positive contributions to society. In this way, Athletics will help not only its campus and department become safer, we can contribute to breaking the cycle of violence that is often passed from one generation to another through families. The resources located on this site support those education efforts.
Domestic Violence Prevention Month
October is Domestic Violence Awareness month. “Domestic violence is the willful intimidation, physical assault, battery, sexual assault, and/or other abusive behavior as part of a systematic pattern of power and control perpetrated by one intimate partner against another. It includes physical violence, sexual violence, threats, and emotional abuse.” National Coalition Against Domestic Violence
Raise awareness on your campus to stop domestic violence. Several organizations offer recommendations for awareness campaigns. Connect with your local shelter to help in their efforts to stop domestic violence. Ten million men and women will be victims this year alone (CDC – The National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey: 2010 Summary Report)…you can make a difference.
National Hotline: 1-800-799-SAFE (7233)
Light in the Window Campaign - http://www.nrcdv.org/dvam/themes/dvap/PDF/LightinWindow.pdf
Purple Ribbon campaign:
NCAA Violence Prevention in the News
- ‘Think Tank’ To Tackle Violence Prevention
- NCAA Convenes Think Tank To Address Campus Violence Prevention
- Violence Session Address Underlying Cause Of Problem
NCAA Student-Athlete Well-Being Summit
Includes videos and slides of the opening remarks, keynote sessions and summit presentations.