| LIFE AT WSU | Title IX | Sexual Assault and Violence Information
Education and information about sexual and relational violence, survivor support, resources and campus prevention initiatives.
The Sexual Assault and Violence Education (SAVE) Task Force is comprised of student representatives, staff, faculty and administrators representing various campus divisions, departments and disciplines, who are committed to cultivating a vibrant campus life in which all members of the WSU community feel welcomed, included, respected, empowered and valued. Through campus wide programming, training and resources, the task force will help to provide a safe, healthy and supportive campus climate, free of sexual and relational violence. For more information, interested community members should contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
SAVE FY19 Year End Report SAVE FY20 Year End Report
Follow @wsusave on instagram for up to date campus resources and programming.
The SAVE resource guide is a quick reference of on and off campus resources available to support survivors of sexual and relational violence. The resource guide is also located in multiple locations and restrooms throughout campus and is available in English and Spanish.
SAVE Pocket Card (English) SAVE Guía (Español)
If you have been assaulted, prompt medical and emotional care can make a difference. You have options from reporting the incident, to accessing on or off campus supports.
Please review our What Should I do if I'm Assaulted? resources.
The impact of sexual violence, relational violence, gender based discrimination or harrassment, stalking or retaliation may significantly impact how a person feels about themself and those around them. Individual responses may differ and may occur immediately following an event but also may occur much later when triggered by a different event. Some common reactions include:
Review the Friends and Family toolkit from RAINN for additional strategies on how to help.
Relational violence is a pattern of behaviors by one partner that is used to gain or maintain power and control over another. It also refers to domestic, dating and intimate partner violence (IPV). Such behavior can be directed against a current spouse, family member, person with whom a child is shared, cohabitant (such as a roommate), romantic or intimate partner.
All of our relationships exist on a continuum between healthy and unhealthy, to abusive. Learn the red flags and warning signs below. Where does your relationship fall?
Relational abuse is not always physical. Understanding the various ways that abuse appears and intersects can prepare you to respond to situations safely for yourself and others:
Learn more about the types of abuse.
If you think your friend or family member is in an abusive or unhealthy relationship it can be difficult to know what to do. One of the most important things you can do is to start a conversation. See the tips below and review additional tips from the One Love Foundation.
Creating a safety plan is an important part of physical and emotional safety. During an unsafe, abusive or violent situation it can be difficult to think clearly or logically. Proactively preparing a safety plan can help to plan for crises and consister practical options and supports before, during or after an unsafe, violent or abusive situation.
The Rave Guardian app is one of the best ways to not only improve your personal safety on the Worcester State University campus, but also that of your fellow guardians within your own private safety network. This app also can put you in direct contact with University Police in an emergency.
Review the Rave Guardian app features.
Note: This app is separate from the Rave Alert software used to notify the campus community of incidents such as inclement weather closings or delays.
An Interactive Guide to Safety Planning
Jennifer Quinn M.Ed., CHES, CTTS
Director of Title IX
Drug and Alcohol Education Prevention
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