According to the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NCADV):
Domestic violence is the willful intimidation, physical assault, battery, sexual assault, and/or other abusive behavior as part of a systematic pattern of power and control perpetrated by one intimate partner against another. It includes physical violence
sexual violence, psychological violence, and emotional abuse. The frequency and severity of domestic violence can vary dramatically; however, the one constant component of domestic violence is one partner's consistent efforts to maintain power and
control over the other. NCADV
Dating violence is violence committed by a person who is or has been in a social relationship of a romantic or intimate nature with the victim is dating violence. The existence of such a relationship shall be determined based on a consideration of the
As a community, the university has developed a code of standards and expectations that are consistent with its purpose as an educational institution. The
Student Conduct Policies and Procedures articulate these standards. Students are held accountable for violations of these policies through the
university conduct system.
Information about domestic/dating violence is listed on page 6 of the Student Conduct Policies and Procedures PDF document.
Questions concerning student conduct policies and procedures should be directed to the Office of Student Support and Community Standards,
307 Pratt Hall, (724) 357-1264.
Below is a list of common types and examples of abuse. This list is provided by the USDOJ.
Domestic and dating violence are all about the need for one person to gain power and control over another individual. It can happen to anyone regardless of race, age, gender, ability, religion, socioeconomic status, or sexual orientation.
The College Power and Control Wheel is a tool developed by the Haven Project to identify ways in which an individual can experience an unhealthy and/or abusive relationship in college. This tool was inspired by and adapted from the Domestic Abuse Intervention
Project Power and Control Wheel (click for PDF download).
Below is a list of common warning signs seen in unhealthy or abusive relationships, as well as a list of signs that your friend may be in an unhealthy or abusive relationship. If you are concerned about your relationships, or about a friend, help is available.
You may find it helpful to speak with a representative from the Haven Project, IUP Counseling Center,
or your local crisis hotline.
If you answered yes to any of these questions, you may be in or at risk of being in an unhealthy and/or abusive relationship. Remember, you’re not alone. Help is available. Click here for campus and community resources.
If you answered yes to any of these questions, your friend may be in or at risk of being in an unhealthy and/or abusive relationship. Remember, you’re not alone. Help is available for you and your friend. Click here for campus and community resources.
Adapted from Love is Respect’s Is this Abuse?
If you have any questions or would like to speak to someone about resources for survivors of violence, help is available.
Contact the Haven Project at (724) 357-3947 or the Counseling Center at (724) 357-2621.
You may also contact your local crisis hotline:
Last updated August 17, 2015