NO More! Together We Can End Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault

NO_MORE_INLINE_TAG_RGBThe month of October holds a lot of meaning to it. Not only is it Breast Cancer awareness month, but it is also Domestic Violence Awareness. The National Coalition Against Domestic Violence also known as the NCADV set the month of October as Domestic Violence awareness month.

Domestic violence is defined as battering, meaning that there is a behavioral pattern in which an individual tries to strike fear or intimidation in another, usually through violence, to establish power or control. This does not just occur between intimate partner relationships, but between family members as well.

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RAINN Day – It’s On US!

RAINN (Rape, Abuse, & Incest National Network) Day is a day of action to raise awareness and educate students about sexual violence on college campuses. 1 out of 6 women and 1 out of 33 men are survivors of sexual assault.

On Thursday, September 25th we will be empowering students to educate their peers about risk reduction and recovery resources on campus. Join the fight against sexual violence.

You can participate in the following ways:itsonusSign an online Pledge on the It’s On US website : http://itsonus.org/#pledge_open

Sign your name on the Umbrellas to identify that non-consensual sex is sexual assault

Handprint activity for showing that we don’t use our hands to hurt others

Participants will receive a cool Bracelet or keychain for participating.

Hashtag #cougarsRESPECT.

If you need help, call 1-800-656-HOPE.

 

Welcome to Fall 2014 Semester Cougars!

cougarpawWelcome back to school Cougars! For those new students, you are about to be in for a big journey. As many of you will soon see, I’m sure, college isn’t just about studying and school work. It is also about having fun, making friends, cutting loose, and creating memories that will last a lifetime. It is important therefore to ensure that your college experience does not end in  disaster.

Alcohol is a very common thing to see at college parties and in college life in general,. Used in moderation and in smart ways, can really be fun and safe. However, used irresponsibly, it is also responsible for around 1,825 deaths of college students from ages 18-24 per year. As well as around 600,000 reported cases of Assault and Injury. Close to 100,000 students ages 18-24 report being victims of alcohol-related sexual assault or rape. All these as well as increased chances of academic problems and health problems/suicide attempts are simply due to alcohol abuse.
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Adam LoDolce, Dating Confidence Coach is coming Monday, March 17th @ 7 pm

adamlodolceThe Sexy Confidence Dating Coach, Adam LoDolce,  featured on MTV made is coming to CSUSM on Monday, March 17th @ 7 pm in University Student Union Ballroom to talk about dating, to talk about social life, but primarily to talk about alcohol and how it affects our ability to connect with other people through his program “Be the Life of the Party”.

Come join us in kicking off our #saferspringbreak week of events as we learn how to Be Safe and Enjoy Spring Break!

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