Hampton, Va. — The Hampton University Title IX Office hosted a "Selfie Stand" and information table in the Student Center Atrium to raise awareness amongst students about the "Red Flag Campaign."
The campaign is a project of the Virginia Sexual and Domestic Violence Action Alliance (VSDVAA), and was created by college students, college personnel, and community victim advocates. HU is one of the featured campuses in partnership with the VSDVAA. Research conducted by the VSDVAA indicates that in 1 in 5 college students experience dating violence.
The Red Flag Campaign uses a bystander intervention strategy to address and prevent sexual assault, dating violence, and stalking on college campuses. The campaign encourages friends and other campus community members to say something when they see warning signs ("red flags") for sexual assault, dating violence, or stalking in a friend’s relationship.
"This campaign is focused on healthy relationships and encourages and educates students to recognize the "red flags" of an unhealthy relationship," said Kelly Harvey HU Title IX Coordinator. "If they "see something" we want them "say something". We were promoting people taking pictures behind our "Selfie Stand" and using our hashtags to promote that they support it!!!"
For more information about the “Red Flag Campaign” or Hampton University Title IX Office contact 757-727-5426.