It's On Us

The Facts

  • 1 in 5 women and 1 in 16 men are sexually assaulted in college
  • 40% of survivors fear reprisal by their attacker
  • Only 2% of incapacitated rape survivors report assault
  • Only 13% of rape survivors report assault
  • 8 in 10 victims knew their attacker (friend, significant other, etc.)
  • It is estimated that between 2%-7% of sexual assault reports are false

What You Can Do

  • Recognize that if someone doesn’t or can’t consent to sex, it’s sexual assault
  • Keep and eye on someone in a vulnerable situation
  • Look out for someone who has had too much to drink
  • Act when you think someone is in trouble
  • Stand up to those who tell you it’s not your business
  • Call non-consensual sex what it is – rape
  • Take responsibility for your actions and your inaction
  • Never blame the victim
  • Take the pledge: The pledge is a personal commitment to help keep men and women safe from sexual assault. It’s a promise not to be a bystander to the problem, but to be part of the solution. Take the pledge now!

What is consent?

Consent is active, informed, aware, and voluntary permission for an activity, in this case sexual activity. Consent can be given by words or actions, but silence should not be interpreted as consent. It should be recognized that consent given by actions, rather than words, is unclear and can lead to more misunderstandings. Simply because a person consents to one activity does not imply consent to other kinds of activity, nor does it imply future consent. Consent must be freely given; it cannot be forced. Additionally, the person cannot be incapacitated whether by drugs or alcohol or other physical reason, or mentally incapacitated. Please watch the short video below put together by Campus Clarity to help you understand what is and what isn’t consent.

Resources

There are multiple resources at both Modesto A. Maidique and Biscayne Bay campuses for sexual assault prevention, reporting, and support for victims. To report sexual assault or inappropriate behavior, please click on the Report button above.

Victim Empowerment Program provides free and confidential support services to students, faculty, and staff who have experienced actual or threatened violence in the form of sexual assault, relationship violence, and stalking, among others. Victim Advocate Counselors are located in the Counseling Center and available during walk-in hours or by appointment. Victim Advocate Counselors are also available for crisis response 24/7 by calling 305-348-3000.

vep.fiu.edu | advocacy@fiu.edu
Student Health Center 270
305-348-2277

Dean of Students Office creates a culture of care for students, their families, faculty and staff by providing proactive education consultation, resources, and response to distressed students or students in crisis.

Dr. Cathy Akens
Graham Center 219
305-348-2797
akensc@fiu.edu

Office of Equal Opportunity Programs and Diversity strives to maintain an inclusive environment free from discrimination and harassment at FIU. We are responsible for advancing, upholding, reaffirming, and monitoring policies and procedures that ensure the University complies with all applicable federal, state, local, and internal mandates.

Shirlyon McWhorter, Title IX Coordinator
Primera Casa 321
305-348-2785

FIU Police is proud to be a partner in the University’s commitment to providing a safe environment that fosters the goals of education and research.

24-Hour Emergency
MMC 305-348-5911 | BBC 305-919-5911
police.fiu.edu

Visit itsonus.fiu.edu for more information about the It’s On Us campaign, resources, how to show your support, and more tips on what you can do to make a difference.

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Contact

Modesto A. Maidique Campus
GC 311
11200 SW 8th St.
Miami, FL 33199

305-348-3939
Fax 305-348-6477

conduct@fiu.edu

Office Hours

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