Risk Reduction Tips

  1. Know how far you are willing to go and make it known.
  2. Use your outside voice. Be clear with a sexual aggressor when “No” means “No”.
  3. Try to get away from the sexual aggressor.
  4. Get help from anyone nearby.
  5. Know yourself. Know your alcohol limits. Know the facts: Alcohol and drugs will lower your sexual inhibitions and may make you vulnerable to a sexual aggressor.
  6. Be a friend. Watch out for your friends and ask them to watch out for you.

Pregnant or Parenting? Know Your Rights

These suggestions may help you to reduce your risk of being accused of sexual misconduct:

  1. Don’t Make Assumptions.
  2. Use your voice. Communicate your intentions to your sexual partner and give them a chance to clearly relate their intentions to you.
  3. Assume nothing.
  4. Don’t take advantage of someone’s intoxicated state.
  5. You may have a power advantage. Don’t abuse that power.
  6. Understand that consent to one form of sexual behavior does not necessarily imply consent to others.
  7. Read your potential partner carefully, paying attention to verbal and non‐verbal communication and body language.

Active Bystanders

  1. Let the offender know that the behavior is not acceptable without embarrassing the offending person.
  2. Call the offense by name, so that all parties involved know that an offense is occurring.
  3. Protect the person who has been offended.
  4. Keep the offender from causing harm.
  5. Help someone who has been hurt.
  6. Get help. Tell someone.