Violence can happen to anyone regardless of age, race, ethnicity, religion, geography, ability, appearance, sexual orientation, and gender identity. It is never the fault of the victim. The only person that can stop violence from taking place is the individual
committing the crime.
Although the perpetrator is the only person responsible for violence, we can all take steps to reduce and prevent violence, in order to create a safer campus community.
The term risk reduction is used to discuss strategies potential victims of violence and bystanders can use to reduce the risk of violence. Examples of risk reduction techniques include:
Remember: If you are a victim of violence, it is
not your fault. Help is available. You’re not alone.
The term violence prevention is used to discuss ways to stop an assault before it happens. Examples of violence prevention techniques include:
Do you want to help prevent violence on our campus and in our community? Get involved with:
Find out more about these organizations by connecting with them on CrimsonConnect.
If you have questions or would like to speak with 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 on September 1, 2015