Title IX Prevention and Support
Be involved and be aware!
Every member of the RCC community has a responsibility to their fellow college community members to do what they can to end sexual discrimination harassment and violence on and off campus. Below are some ideas for being supportive and preventing yourself or someone else, from becoming a victim.
- Educate yourself on the issues
- Practice consent and avoid using coercion or pressure to get sex
- Admit that it does happen in your community
- Model respectful behavior for others
- Talk to your teen about healthy, respectful relationships
- Say something if a friend brags about sexually aggressive behavior
- Call for help if you witness an act of violence
- Know that men can be sexually assaulted
- Respect the choices victims make to survive
- Know that sexual violence is about power and control
- Learn about date rape drugs
- Know that most sex offenders aren’t strangers
- Participate in sexual assault awareness month activities in April
- Know that you have the power to make a difference
- Encourage others to do the same*
*Adapted from "100 Things You Can Do to Prevent Sexual Assault" produced by the Atlantic County Woman’s Center, Linwood, New Jersey
- If you see something suspicious, call 911 or RCC Campus Security (24/7 at 541-218-2930).
- If you see someone in trouble, ask if they are OK.
- If you see a friend or someone else, doing something wrong speak up.
- Do not laugh at offensive or disrespectful comments or jokes.
- Stop others from taking sexual advantage of someone who is intoxicated.
What friends can do:
- Speak up! Call out your friends or classmates if they are being disrespectful in their behavior and language.
- Be courageous! Look at your own attitudes. Think how your actions may impact others.
- Help survivors! Meet them where they are. Listen and gently ask what you can do to help.
If you have been the victim of sexual harassment RCC wants to help you move forward in the way that works best for you. Please see our Advocacy and Resources page for information on where you can get help and advocacy.
Remember that you are not alone:
- Sexual assault can occur at any time, in many places, and to anyone.
- Most victims know their perpetrators. Stranger rape accounts for only 14% of rapes and sexual assaults.
- Remember, what happened to you is not your fault.
How you can support a friend who has been a victim:
- Listen and be present. Do not judge or blame the victim.
- Validate your friend’s experiences and reactions.
- Encourage your friend to seek medical attention and/or counseling.
- Be patient. It may take your friend some time to deal with their traumatic experience.
- Respect your friend’s decisions.