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What is Consent?

This discussion guide provides information on many aspects of consent which is critical in making sexual decisions. The University of Tampa's sexual misconduct policy includes UT's consent definition. 


All freshman students are mandated to attend initial educational programs regarding sexual assault during their orientation period. The first program is provided in an online format through the Wellness Center. The second program is a mandatory safety program during the actual orientation programming which contains information about affirmative consent, UT policies, reporting options and victim advocacy. Please contact for additional information.

Bystander Intervention

All students and community members play a role in preventing sexual and relationship violence. View a short video on what role you can play to help your friends and fellow students from becoming victims of violence.

Red Flag

A student-led initiative that provides healthy relationship education and promotes a bystander intervention model: if you see a red flag, say something. Look for opportunities to take the pledge with the Red Flag campaign against sexual assault. Spartan Speed Dating/Friending is offered each semester to provide an opportunity to create healthy relationships. Request a workshop on healthy relationships for your floor, club or organization.

Follow The Red Flag Campaign on Facebook. For more information, email


The national standard in self-defense, R.A.D. is internationally recognized for programming quality and organizational commitment to excellence. R.A.D. balances the need of women to acquire self-defense education in a relatively short period of time with the lifelong commitment required for physical skill mastery by providing short-term training opportunities in a progressive building block format and combining that with R.A.D.'s trademark Lifetime Return and Practice Policy. The R.A.D. Systems of Self-Defense programs include educational components comprised of lecture, discussion and physical resistive strategies, all of which are facilitated by certified R.A.D. instructors. R.A.D. instructors share life-saving information with confidence, knowing that their lessons will be continuously reinforced for a lifetime.

To sign up for a class, please contact Ty Paniss at or Monnie Wertz at

Year-Round Programs

The UT Greek Community as well as other campus organizations host programs throughout the year aimed at educating their members and the campus community on the issue of sexual assault and sexual misconduct. Contact the Office of Student Leadership and Engagement for more information.

New Electronic Resources

There are many great safety applications for smartphones available for students. Here is a recent web article noting six of the top apps available for download.

A recent White House challenge, led by Vice President Joe Biden, has fielded two winners for "Apps Against Abuse." These two phone apps are designed to increase awareness of personal safety and to get assistance for potential and actual victims quickly using their own network of friends, roommates and campus resources. More information is also available in an article in the Chronicle of Higher Education.


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Advocate Hotline

The University of Tampa Victim Advocate Hotline (813) 257-3900

Advocate Hotline: (813) 257-3900