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To recognize that non-consensual sex is sexual assault.

To identify situations in which sexual assault may occur.

To intervene in situations where consent has not or cannot be given.

To create an environment in which sexual assault is unacceptable and survivors are supported.

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This pledge is a personal commitment to help keep women and men safe from sexual assault.

It is a promise not to be a bystander to the problem, but to be a part of the solution.

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To recognize that non-consensual sex is sexual assault.

To identify situations in which sexual assault may occur.

To intervene in situations where consent has not or cannot be given.

To create an environment in which sexual assault is unacceptable and survivors are supported.

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tip no. 1

Consent is voluntary and mutual, and can be withdrawn at any time.

tip no. 2

Past consent does not mean current or future consent.

tip no. 3

There is no consent when there is force, intimidation, or coercion.

tip no. 4

One cannot always consent if under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs.

tip no. 5

Talk to your friends honestly and openly about sexual assault.

tip no. 6

Don’t just be a bystander - if you see something, intervene in any way you can.

tip no. 7

Trust your gut. If something looks like it might be a bad situation, it probably is.

tip no. 8

Be direct. Ask someone who looks like they may need help if they’re okay.

tip no. 9

Get someone to help you if you see something - enlist a friend, RA, bartender, or host to help step in.

tip no. 10

Keep an eye on someone who has had too much to drink.

tip no. 11

If you see someone who is too intoxicated to consent, enlist their friends to help them leave safely.

tip no. 12

Recognize the potential danger of someone who talks about planning to target another person at a party.

tip no. 13

Be aware if someone is deliberately trying to intoxicate, isolate, or corner someone else.

tip no. 14

Get in the way by creating a distraction, drawing attention to the situation, or separating them.

tip no. 15

Understand that if someone does not or cannot consent to sex, it’s rape.

tip no. 16

Never blame the victim.

tip no. 17

If you are a victim or survivor, or helping someone in that situation go to notalone.gov to get the resources and information you need. You can also call the National Sexual Assault Hotline at 1.800.656.HOPE

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