Education, Prevention, and Training
Creating and maintaining a culture of sexual and relationship respect involves continually educating ourselves on consent, healthy relationships, laws and policy, the root causes of violence, as well as what we can do to prevent harm from occurring.
What Could I Be Doing? Studies show that in emergency situations most people want to help, but few actually do. This video, created by NYU students and alumni, shows how you can intervene.
Call the Wellness Exchange Hotline at (212) 443-9999 or chat via the app anytime and ask for a Crisis Response Counselor (CRC). They can talk through your medical, mental health, and legal options and meet with you in person. Available 24 hours a day, every day.
Understand what a culture of sexual and relationship respect means by exploring the Sexual Misconduct, Relationship Violence, and Stalking Policy, which includes sexual or gender-based harassment, sexual assault and sexual exploitation. Also prohibited are relationship violence, stalking and retaliation. Every member of the NYU community is urged and expected to read this policy for full definitions and prohibited behaviors.
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What does consent look like?
What are healthy and abusive relationships? How do I safely end a relationship or support a friend?
What is stalking and how can I respond to it?
What causes violence? How can I intervene in a potentially harmful situation?
Sexual assault is having or attempting to have sexual contact with another individual by force, threat of force, or coercive conduct, without affirmative consent, or where that individual is incapacitated.
Sexual harassment is any unwelcome sexual advance, request for sexual favors, or other unwanted conduct of a sexual nature, whether verbal, non-verbal, graphic, physical, or otherwise.
Relationship violence is being used as an umbrella term for domestic violence, intimate partner violence, dating violence, or relationship abuse. Relationship violence is a pattern of abusive and coercive behaviors used to maintain power and control over a former or current intimate partner, family member, or loved one.
Gender-based harassment includes harassment based on gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression, which may include acts of aggression, intimidation, or hostility, whether verbal or non-verbal, graphic, physical, or otherwise, even if the acts do not involve conduct of a sexual nature.
Sign up for a training to develop your capacities and knowledge in topics connected with sexual and relationship abuse and violence.
"Think About It" Training for Students
In an effort to maintain a safe and aware campus community, all NYU students must complete "Think About It", an online training program on sexual misconduct prevention and response at NYU.
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Good Sex @ NYU Podcast
What is Good Sex @ NYU?! Or maybe you’re secretly wondering what is good sex… period. These questions are real and we’re excited to lighten the load of shame or embarrassment that tends to surround the topic with Good Sex @NYU, a new podcast created by NYU Student Health Center and Sexual and Relationship Respect Services. We aim to destigmatize conversations around sex and relationships while providing practical information to NYU students and our community. From stories of pleasure to compassionate insights, you’ll hear NYU community members discuss how they feel about their sexual journey, helpful information on the psychology around the stigma of sex, education, and so much more! So, if you’re looking for sometimes serious, sometimes funny, always sex-positive discussions, join Danielle Elleman and April Fellers in a Good Sex @ NYU experience. Find it wherever you listen to podcasts!