10/03/2014 Throughout the month of October, the Red Flag Campaign, sponsored by the Women's Leadership Project at Fort Hays State University, will address dating violence on college campuses. 6 and 7, a table in the Memorial Union with information about the campaign, and the chance to purchase a shirt to show support.-- A Times Talk titled "What is the Red Flag Campaign and Bystander Intervention? The strategy of the program is for friends and other members in the community to report when they see signs, "red flags," of relationship violence.
These eight red flags are the most common signs of abusive relationships.
Other events in the campaign: -- A self-defense workshop from 9 a.m.
Shawnee State University to participate in The Red Flag Campaign, a statewide campaign that aims to educate and prevent dating violence on college campus, beginning Mon., Apr. The campaign helps students identify the “red flags” in their friends’ relationships.
The Red Flag Campaign is a project of Virginia Sexual and Domestic Violence Action Alliance that was created by college students, faculty and victim advocates. Systems was established to provide educational opportunities for men, women, children and seniors to create a safer environment and future for themselves and to challenge society to evolve into an existence where violence is not an acceptable part of daily life. There will be an informational Red Flag Campaign table set up daily during the week from 11 a.m.
It teaches students ways they can take action and intervene.
The campaign features a series of posters that are intentionally chosen to illustrate “red flags” that could be present in an unhealthy relationship. “With the evolution of technology and access to social media, dating violence has risen to a whole new level,” said Marcie Simms, Dean of Students at SSU. “Victims are now also stalked and harassed through phone calls, text messages, e-mails, and all the different social media channels.” Research indicates that one in five college students experience dating violence. The purpose of the campaign is to encourage students to speak up when they see the “red flags” occurring in their friends’ relationships and prevent future dating violence. 6, the SSU sororities will be co-sponsoring the “R. “This campaign is incredibly important with the rise of dating violence on college campus because having friends that will intervene when they see “red flags” provides the victim with a sense of safety and support he/she may need to change the cultural tolerance of violence in the relationship.” said Simms. SSU will be host events all week as part of The Red Flag Campaign. The SSU Counseling and Health Services (CHS), SSU Department of Public Safety (DPS), Title IX, Domestic Violence Coalition and the SSU Women’s Initiative for Strength and Excellence (WISE) Fraternity will be present.