Monthly Theme – February

“Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Awareness”

Dating/Relationship Violence is the intentional use of abusive tactics and physical force in order to obtain power and control. It is not just physical violence, it is emotional and psychological as well. Here are some signs that you might be in a relationship that is not healthy. Does your partner:

  • Track your time
  • Accuse you of being unfaithful
  • Criticize you for little things
  • Anger easily when drinking or taking drugs
  • Force you to have sex when you say no
  • Make you feel worthless or powerless
  • Intimidate or harass you verbally or physically
  • Become inappropriately jealous

If so you need to seek the services of Victims Assistance with University Police.

Sexual assault is any form of unwanted sexual contact obtained without consent and/or through the use of force, intimidation or coercion. If you or someone you know has been sexually assaulted:

  • Get to a safe place
  • Call University Police
  • Seek medical assistance from Student Health (336.758.5218,) Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center (336.713.9000,) or Forsyth Medical Center (336.718.2001).
  • Prior to seeking medical attention:
    • Do not take a shower
    • Do not change your clothes
    • Do not take medications
    • Do not urinate if possible
  • Seek a friend you can trust to be with you.
  • On or off campus Wake Forest University Victims Assistance will assist you by calling 336.758.5591 or you can speak with a PREPARE student advocate by calling 336.671.7075.
  • Obtain counseling at University Counseling Center (336.758.5273).