By the Safe Office
The Safe Office is excited to announce the launch of the Red Flag Campaign for the month of October in partnership with the LGBTQ Center, Women’s Center, Intercultural Center, and University Counseling Center and in recognition of October as Relationship Violence Awareness Month. The Red Flag Campaign promotes awareness and skills through a bystander intervention strategy to address and prevent sexual assault, dating violence, and stalking on college campuses. Activities and visuals on campus throughout the month of October will encourage friends and campus community members to say something when they see warning signs (“red flags”) in relationships of all kinds.
Everyone deserves to be in safe and healthy relationships; healthy relationships have trust, support, respect, equality, and fun.
So, are your relationships healthy? We encourage you to ask yourself these questions:
In a healthy relationship, the answer to all of these questions is, ‘yes!’ Relationships may have ups and downs, but healthy relationships consist of individuals committed to each other and willing to work to communicate effectively and listen to each other’s desires.
What are some of the red flags that a relationship is unhealthy?
If you notice these flags in one of your relationships, know that you are not alone and there are resources available to help.
If you’re concerned for yourself:
The Red Flag Campaign encourages bystanders to recognize healthy and unhealthy relationships, and if you’re concerned for a friend, there are resources for you, too. It is never easy to see someone we care about hurting, but here are some tips for helping a friend or loved one in an unhealthy relationship.
If you’re concerned for a friend:
Every student deserves to feel safe and supported. If ever you have concern for your safety or someone else’s, please call Wake Forest University Police at 336.758.5911 for immediate assistance. The Safe Office (Benson 129) is available for students 24/7 at 336.758.5285 to confidentially respond to urgent needs, assist students as they evaluate their options, and support them as they begin the healing process for concerns of sexual misconduct (including difficult or complicated relationships). The University Counseling Center (Reynolda 118) is available for students at 336.758.5273 during business hours and by contacting Student Health Service or University Police for afterhours crisis assistance.
To make a report of dating/domestic violence, please contact University Police at 336.758.5591 to file a police report or the Title IX Office (Reynolda 2) at 336.758.7258 to file a University report.
For additional information about the Red Flag Campaign happening at WFU or to talk more about relationships, please contact the Safe Office.