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.
Understanding what a culture of sexual and relationship respect means 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.
You can learn more about sexual and relationship respect by clicking the links below:
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.
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.
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.
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.