Equity & Diversity

It's On Us Tips

  • Talk to your friends honestly and openly about sexual assault.
  • Recognize the potential danger of someone who talks about planning to target another person at a party.
  • Don't just be a bystander - If you see something, intervene in any way you can.
  • Be aware if someone is deliberately trying to intoxicate, isolate, or corner someone.
  • Trust your gut.  If something looks like it might be a bad situation, it probably is.
  • Get in the way by creating a distraction, drawing attention to the situation, or separating them.
  • Be direct. Ask someone who looks like they may need help if they are okay.
  • Understand that if someone does not or cannot consent to sex, it's rape.
  • Get someone to help you if you see something - enlist a friend, RA bartender or host to help step in.
  • Never blame the victim.
  • Keep an eye on someone who has had too much to drink.
  • If you are a victim or survivor, or helping someone in that situation, go to www.www.notalone.gov to get the resources and information you need.  You can also call the National Sexual Assault Hotline at 1.800.656.HOPE.
  • If you see someone who is too intoxicated to consent, enlist their friends to help them leave safely.