Research indicates that in one out of five college dating relationships contains abuse. Many people don't speak out, and many don't even recognize the abuse. What if you could be the one to "Say Something"?
What is the Red Flag Campaign?
This campaign is a statewide public awareness effort aimed at stopping relationship violence on college campuses in Virginia. The goal of the campaign is to encourage us all to speak up when we see red flags (or warning signs for potential abusive or unhealthy behaviors) in our friends' relationships. The campaign was created by the Virginia Sexual and Domestic Violence Action Alliance and is being used to prevent relationship violence in 49 states.
What's Happening During October 2017?
Throughout the month of October, SAVES and the Women's Center are promoting the Red Flag Campaign -- a project aimed at raising awareness about relationship violence and encouraging individuals to "Say Something" if they see red flags in the relationships of their friends and family. There are several ways for you to get involved! Here are just a few:
1. Be a part of the Red Flag Campaign Photo Project! Have the Women's Center representative come to your group for a short presentation on relationship violence. Groups will be given red flags to take a photo to show their commitment to speak up if they see relationship red flags.
- RA's! If you sign up your hall or floor to participate, you will be entered into a drawing for FREE PRE-MADE BULLETIN BOARDS on healthy relationships and relationship red flags.
- Greek Organizations! You can earn points for Alpha Chi Omega's Mock Rock by requesting a presentation!
2. Participate in the #ThatsRealLove social media contest! During the month of October, share your healthy relationship story and photo with the Women's Center on Instagram (@womenscentervt) and Twitter (@womenscentervt) . Tag the Women's Center and use the hashtag #ThatsRealLove and you could win prizes to support personal wellness and relationship health.
3. Participate in Alpha Chi Omega's Mock Rock philanthropy project in support of our community partner: The Women's Resource Center of the New River Valley.
4. Show your support on Wear Red Day on Thursday, October 26, 2017. Take a stand against dating violence and "Say Something" by wearing red on campus that day.