Dating Violence and Stalking
The Family Violence Prevention Fund defines intimate partner violence as a continuum of behaviors ranging from verbal and emotional abuse, economic exploitation, threats, sexual and physical assaults and homicide. These behaviors happen repeatedly and without proper intervention may result in death. (www.endabuse.org).
Stalking may be perpetrated by a party that is either known or unknown to the victim. The Student Code of Conduct defines stalking as repeated, unwanted contact with any person, including contact by electronic means or by proxy, or the credible threat of repeated contact with the intent to place a reasonable person in fear for his or her safety or the safety of his or her family or close acquaintances.
On and Off-Campus Resources
- Consider contacting one of AU's victim advocates at the Office of Advocacy Services for Interpersonal and Sexual Violence (OASIS).They can work with you to create a safety-plan, discuss risk reduction, or help you obtain a "No Contact Order."
- (202) 885-7070
- Consider downloading the ASPIRE app, an unassuming app for your smart phone that can help you pre-plan for an emergency.
- Program Public Safety's number into your phone: (202) 885-3636
- NVRDC provides free legal services for survivors in the District of Columbia: (202) 742-1727
- Break the Cycle also provides legal services and other advocacy programs for survivors ages 12-24: (1-888-988-8336)
- My Sister’s Place provides a 24-hour hotline and support services: (202) 529-5991.
- If you fear for your safety, call 911.