Education and Resources
"If you have come to help me, you are wasting your time. But if you have come because your liberation is bound up with mine, then let us work together."
— Aboriginal activists group, Queensland, 1970s
It is on all of us to educate ourselves about sexual assault and to stop it from happening in our homes, on our campus, in our community, and in our society. This section of the website includes prevention and education opportunities for students, faculty, and staff who want to end sexual violence in our communities.
The responsibility of preventing crimes of sexual violence lies with the person initiating sexual behavior, as that is the person who has the power to stop what he or she is doing. With this in mind, these are things to consider when initiating sexual activities:
- Sexual assault, rape, domestic violence, and dating violence are crimes and violations of Harper College policy. As such, being found responsible for such a violation can result in a maximum sanction of expulsion from Harper College (for students) and termination of employment (for employees). Additionally, criminal charges could be brought forward as well as civil litigation within the court system.
- Because crimes of sexual violence are crimes of power and control, the most important thing to consider when engaging in sexual behavior is the CONSENT of the other person involved. Only a person’s consent gives one the right to engage in sexual contact.
- Not Alone: The White House Resource on Campus Sexual Assault
- It's On Us: Take the pledge to stop sexual assault
- National Sexual Violence Resource Center
- Office on Violence Against Women's Changing our Campus Culture