What is Consent?
This discussion guide provides information on many aspects of consent which is critical in making sexual decisions. Click here to see the University of Tampa's sexual misconduct policy, which 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 firstname.lastname@example.org for additional information.
All students and community members play a role in preventing sexual and relationship violence. Click here to view a short video on what role you can play to help your friends and fellow students from becoming victims of violence.
A student led initiative that provides healthy relationship education and promotes a by-stander 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.
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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. Click here for 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.