Peer Education & Prevention Project
Did you know...
85% of rapes occur on college campuses are committed by someone with whom the victim is acquainted.
50% of rapes of college women are committed on dates.
25% of all college women report experiencing acquaintance rape or attempted rape.
95% of all rapes occur when the rapist, victim, or both are under the influence of alcohol.
rape is an ACT OF VIOLENCE
Of hose cases that are reported, women ranging in age from 18-24 are at greatest risk of being raped
What is the DATE project all about?
DATE project is a date/ acquaintance rape prevention program sponsored by University Counseling Services and Valley trauma center.
Peer Educators of DATE Project make classroom presentations that are designed to:
- Educate students of the psychological and cultural issues related to rape.
- Inform students of the legal and medical issues related to rape
- Develop awareness of the issue of rape and ways to prevent rape
As part of this project, Peer Educators develop public speaking skills, communication skills, and leadership skills.
Promoting a RAPE FREE Environment for Cal State Northridge Students.
Guidelines for Women
- Avoid the use of alcohol and other drugs.Be aware that some men may use alcohol as a means of coercing you to do things you may not want to do,and alcohol may enhance aggressive tendencies in males.
- Pay attention to what is happening around you. Watch for nonverbal cues.
- Trust your intution.If you feel that you are being pressured in any way ,you probably are. LEAVE
- Be assertive. Sometimes men interpret not responding as permission.Be direct and firm with someone who is sexually pressuring you
- Communicate your limits clearly and early.If you mean no, say "NO" firmly.If he persists, LEAVE.
- Know your sexual desires limits.You have the RIGHT to set limits.If you are not sure what you want it's ok to STOP and think about it.
Guidelines for men
- Avoid the use of alcohol and other drugs. Even if you are drunk, you are legally accountable for your behavior by the state law.
- It is your responsibility to know all of the forms of sexual misconduct. Touching can be a form of sexual assault.
- Be aware of social pressures.It's OK not to "score."
- Understand that the other person may not share your desire for intimate contact and/or for sex.
- Don't assume that previous sexual contact applies to the current situation.
- If you're unsure about your partner's desires, ASK.
- Don't assume that just because a women dresses in a "sexy" manner she wants to have intimate contact.
- Remember: NO means NO
24 Hr availability
University Police: 911
Valley Trauma Center: (818) 886-0453(V/TTY), (661) 253-0258
Pacific Asian Rape and Battering Hotline: (213) 653-4042
Santa Monica Rape Treatment Center: (310) 319-4000
L. A. Commission on Assaults Against Women(LACAAW): (213) 626-3393
On Campus Resources
University Counseling Services(Regular Business Hours) : (818) 677- 2366
Student Health Center: (818) 677-2366 ,TTY (818) 677-3692
Cal State Northridge Women's Center: (818) 677-2780
On campus Safety Escort Service: (818) 677-5042/5048
(available from dusk to 11 p.m. weekday nights)
For further queries or Application forms contact:
University Counseling Services
Services Bldg., Room 520
make an appointment or to get info on any of our programs,
call us at (818) 677-2366 (TTY users call (818) 677-7834)
between the 8:00 AM and 5:00 PM Monday through Friday. We are
open until 7:00 PM Tuesdays and Wednesdays during regular fall
and spring semesters.
Our offices are in Room 520 (5th
floor) in the Student Services Building, on Etiwanda Ave. near
Vincennes Ave. Click here for campus
We want to hear from you! Send your questions,
comments or suggestions to firstname.lastname@example.org. You will
receive a personal response to your e-mail from one of our
counselors. UCS does not offer therapy by e-mail. Problems and
concerns of a sensitive nature are best dealt with on a
face-to-face basis with one of our counselors.
professional counseling staff includes licensed psychologists,
social workers, and marriage and family therapists. We also
have predoctoral psychology interns, and psychiatric residents
whose work is closely supervised by our licensed staff. Click
for a list of staff members.
counseling and advising is handled by your major department.
For a list of advising centers, click here.
If you have not yet declared your major, contact The Advising
Resource Center at 818.677.2108
The DATE project
is coordinated by:
7116 Sophia Ave.
Van Nuys, CA
Adult Re-Entry Program is coordinated by:
The Career Center
University Hall, First Floor, Rm 105
Ginny Hein, 818.677.3080
Want to get involved? UCS sponsors several student-run
programs like JADE, HelpLine, Suicide Prevention Project and
Project ACT where you can learn a lot and help others, too. Be
sure to ask about getting course credit for your
University Counseling Services adheres to the CSUN
policy of non-discrimination on the basis of sex, race, color,
national origin, age, disability, marital status, religion or
Lots of people who want to talk to
a counselor are a little unsure about it. They think if they
do, it means they're "sick" or "weak," or they're concerned
about keeping it private. All counseling at UCS
is confidential. Got questions? Click here
for information about talking to a counselor.