Power-based Personal Violence

The purpose of the Power Based Personal Violence Prevention Team is to actively engage the campus community in challenging cultural norms by encouraging bystander interventions and promoting healthy relationships. The team is responsible for assisting with the development of programming, evaluation, and outreach. Have questions? Contact the committee chair, Rose Rezaei.

Meeting Times

Fall 2017

  • Sept. 13:  4-5pm in HWC 5700
  • Oct. 11:  4-5pm in HWC 5700
  • Nov. 8:  4-5pm in HWC 5700
  • Dec. 13: 4-5pm in HWC 5700

Committee Composition

Student representation, both graduate and undergraduate from Athletics, Women Student Union, The Center for Leadership and Social Change, Social Work, and Housing. Faculty/staff representation from Housing, University Counseling Center, Campus Rec, Department of Health, FSUPD, HR, Center for Leadership and Social Change, NSFP, Fraternity and Sorority Life, Student Government Association, Case Management, Athletics, Student Activities, Title IX, Refuge House, Institute for Family Violence, Interfaith Council, International Programs, Victim Advocate Program, Dean of Students, and Health Promotion.

Goals & Objectives

Power Based Personal Violence Objectives:

  • Increase bystander intervention behavior
  • Decrease in rape myth acceptance
  • Increase in those who feel supported reporting power-based personal violence.
  • Increase an individual's capacity to set and maintain boundaries
  • Increase an individual's ability to identify components of healthy and unhealthy relationship
  • Increase in knowledge of campus and off-campus resources.

Present Initiatives

  • Over 1500 students were introduced to Green Dot through program overview presentation.
  • 262  students attended one of nine six-hour Bystander Intervention Trainings
  • Invited to be the featured community service component for Homecoming 2016. The partnership raised student awareness of resources on campus and in the community as well as encouraged students to donate supplies to the FSU Victim Advocate Program and Refuge House.
  • Partnered with students from SGA Senate, Fraternity and Sorority Life, and the Inter-Residential Hall Council to pass two Student Government Association resolutions. The resolutions encourage members of their community to attend Green Dot Bystander Trainings as part of their leadership development.
  • FSU was invited to be a virtual host and consultant by Green Dot etc. for the inaugural Connecting the Dots: National Green Dot Day of Action. FSU Green Dot connected with over 50 colleges and universities across the country to coordinate a simultaneous bystander training across all time zones.

Past Initiatives

  • August 2013 - As a part of CATFISH:
    1. Discussion on campus issues and initiatives related to sexual violence, responsible conduct, and MARC
    2. Mobilizing Communities into Action SV Prevention with Dorothy Edwards
    3. FSU's Men MeasureUP Campaign
  • May 2014- University Sexual Violence Prevention Task Force.
    1. Four working committees- a. Continuum of Care b. Curriculum Development c. Marketing and Communication d. Policy
    2. Hire full time Assistant Director, Health Promotion. Hire full time Sexual Violence Prevention Coordinator.
    3. Launch of Sexual Violence Prevention website kNOwMore.fsu.edu
    4. Launch Campus Clarity
    5. Host kNOw MORE Campus Conversations with all of Fraternity and Sorority LIfe
  • May 2015 Coordinated Community Response Team- The purpose of CCRT is to ensure all members of our community, including under-served populations, have a voice and access to resources; while promoting a collective understanding that we are responsible for preventing power-based personal violence. The mission of CCRT is to ensure a trauma informed approach across response, policy/implementation, and prevention through the utilization of the three teams. The effect of this model will decrease barriers for individuals to access services and build trust in our institutional resources. An increase in self-reported bystander intervention behavior will be another result of this model. The vision of CCRT is to gradually decrease the amount of power-based personal violence acts committed in our community, while seeing a culture shift that values bystander intervention and a trauma info

Data Driving our Work

  • 10.6% of FSU undergrads experienced sexual touching without their consent
  • 2.3% of FSU undergrads experienced sexual penetration without their consent
  • 3.6 % of FSU undergrads experienced stalking
  • 8.5% of FSU undergrads experienced an emotionally abusive intimate relationship
  • 1.6% of FSU undergrads experienced a sexually abusive intimate relationship
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