U of L is committed to nourishing a campus culture where choice, body autonomy, and respect for each other matters. Together we hold compassionate and open space for individuals who have been impacted by sexual violence, and we do what we can to prevent, and address sexual violence before it happens. We learn about the issue, contribute to the conversation, and are part of the change on campus.
At U of L, we take care of each other. If you are harmed or see someone being harmed, here are some ways you can intervene and follow-up.
We talk directly to the person causing harm, letting them know why their words or actions aren’t okay.
We ask the person harmed what they want in the moment, listen to the response, and respect their decision.
We gather resources and support people to address the situation.
Together, we think of ways to support each other when we or others feel unsafe.
We interrupt harmful actions or words before they escalate.
Listen & Believe
When individuals disclose sexual violence to us we respond by listening and believing.