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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 2018

  • Meeting dates coming soon

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 the Center for Health Advocacy and Wellness.

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

  • To date, over 2,064 students were introduced to Green Dot through program overview presentation.
  • To date, 376 students attended a six-hour Bystander Intervention Training.
  • Invited to be the featured community service component for Homecoming 2017. The partnership raised student awareness of resources on campus and in the community.
  • Developed a bystander intervention training called Raise the Bar Tally for local vendors that serve alcohol. The training aims to increase staff confidence and skills to intervene when costumers might be experiencing harm.
  • Working with FSU Athletics to implement a comprehensive Healthy Relationships training for all student athletes.

Past 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.

Data Driving our Work

  • 6.8% of FSU students reported experiencing sexual violence since fall of 2016.
  • 20.4% of FSU students reported experiencing dating violence since fall of 2016.
  • 11.5% of FSU students reported experience stalking since fall of 2016.

Source: Campus Climate Data, 2017

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