An important aspect of cultivating a safe environment on campus is providing multiple ways to report concerns, seek support and gain resources. We encourage members of the university community to connect to any of the campus programs below.
Human Affairs Teams: The Human Affairs Teams is comprised of 70 cadets who promote a social climate of equal opportunity, fair treatment, and awareness of social issues impacting the leadership development of all students. In addition to presenting programs to other cadets, the HAT members also act as peer supporters, reporting issues and referring students to professionals when appropriate. If you are interested in being a part of the Human Affairs Team please contact the Human Affairs advisor- Dr. Ashley Gilmore, Director of C.A.R.E. (843-953-7277).
Stay on Guard: This is a bystander resource program that specifically targets students the first 6 weeks that they receive passes on campus. The purpose is to raise awareness of the resources available to students, both on and off campus as well as inform them of areas that are unauthorized for them to be at. If you are interested in assisting with this program please contact Dr. Ashley Gilmore, Director of C.A.R.E. (843-953-7277).
Bite Back: The purpose of this program is to coordinate and provide bystander education opportunities through training and social media. Bite back teaches students how to recognize a harmful situation and how to respond in a way that could positively influence the outcome of that situation. If you are interested in assisting with this program please contact Dr. Ashley Gilmore, Director of C.A.R.E. (843-953-7277).
Campaigns & Events
The C.A.R.E. Program supports national campaigns geared towards raising awareness to end sexual violence and empower those that have experienced sexual violence. These campaigns are integrated into the campus culture and work to engage all campus community members.
- Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month
- Start By Believing – Join The Campus Advocacy, Response, and Education (CARE) Program in believing and supporting survivors of sexual assault. By signing the pledge, you are showing the community that you are a safe person who will treat survivors with respect, compassion and help them get connected to help without judgment or shame. Learn more: www.startbybelieving.org
- Download pledge card.
- Print out pledge card (you may also write your own pledge if you do not have a printer) and sign it.
- Take a selfie or screenshot your signed digital pledge.
- Send photos to firstname.lastname@example.org
- Denim Day – Faculty and staff, join The Campus Advocacy, Response, and Education (CARE) Program by wearing jeans on the last Friday of the month to dispel harmful myths about sexual violence and survivors. Denim Day signifies the Italian Supreme Court ruling where a rape conviction was overturned that a victim’s tight jeans was consent for rape. Now, every year we wear jeans with a purpose to end victim blaming, deconstruct harmful myths and make a social statement that there is no excuse and never an invitation to rape. To learn more information, visit www.denimdayinfo.org