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Violence Prevention Philosophy

At UNC-Chapel Hill, we focus on the primary prevention of sexual violence and interpersonal violence, or approaches that take place before violence has occurred to prevent initial perpetration or victimization.

We believe that every person on campus has a role to play in creating change to end discrimination, harassment and violence. Help us create change.

Violence can be perpetrated by a partner or ex-partner, an acquaintance, friend, professor, supervisor, or a stranger. Though the majority of cases involve men perpetrating violence against women and transgender people, we know that violence occurs between people of the same gender, and that women perpetrate violence in heterosexual relationships as well. Violence happens by and to people of all socioeconomic statuses, races, ethnicities, gender identities, sexual orientations, abilities, and gender expressions, but we also know that folks who are marginalized are more likely to experience violence. UNC-Chapel Hill participated in the AAU Campus Survey on Sexual Assault and Sexual Misconduct in April 2015, and our results are posted on the safe.unc.edu website here.

When we talk about sexual and interpersonal violence at UNC-Chapel Hill, we focus on the major areas which affect Tar Heels the most:

Please see safe.unc.edu to learn more.