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Why is everyone talking about student sexual assault?

Rate this article and enter to winThe evidence is clear: Sexual assault and coercion are common in higher education, and have been for decades. Why have we taken so long to see it?In part,...
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How to rock your bystander interventions: Be subtle, be safe, be the difference

Rate this article and enter to winBystander intervention is about the small things we all do for our friends, families, and communities. When we see someone being pressured or experiencing unwanted attention, we have...
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What would you do?: How to step in and prevent sexual violence

Rate this article and enter to winAlthough we’d like to think that college is a safe haven from sexual violence, the National Institute of Justice’s 2005-2007 Campus Sexual Assault Study of almost 7,000 undergraduate students indicates...
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Building a better community: How & why to work the small stuff

Rate this article and enter to winWhen we talk about sex and romance on campus and in our communities, we need to go holistic. This means recognizing the attitudes, assumptions, and expectations that we...
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Are you a social engineer?: 4 ways to use your powers for good

Rate this article and enter to winFeel like throwing a party? If so, you’ll play an important role in shaping the social culture of your community. Party throwers are the social engineers who design...
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Finding yourself: 9 steps to sexual empowerment

Rate this article and enter to winHave you hesitated to tell a romantic or sexual partner what you want? Maybe you’ve even hesitated to tell yourself. Many of us have had sexual experiences in...
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Speaking up to prevent violence in your community

Rate this article and enter to winWe all know the saying, “If you see something, say something.” There’s no instance when this rings more true than when your gut tells you to speak up...
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Profile of a perpetrator: Who is responsible for sexual assault on campus

Rate this article and enter to winSexual assault in college has long been perceived as a problem of miscommunication between young, drunk adults. The evidence refutes this. Campus perpetrators of nonconsensual sexual acts have...
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Yes, it’s still coercion or assault: Relationship abuse and what to do about it

Rate this article and enter to winRomantic relationships can be a great source of joy and fulfillment. But when a relationship is unhealthy or abusive, it can cause major harm. Relationship abuse is characterized...
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Unseen survivors: When sexual violence goes under the radar

Rate this article and enter to winMany college students experience severe loneliness, anxiety, depression, or chronic illness, or are dealing with past trauma—and most who meet this description would likely not identify as disabled....