February 3rd, 2014
University Police has shared the following information about dating violence as part of its ongoing safety awareness program. Also, students are encouraged to like Wake Forest University Police Department on Facebook. In addition to seeing updates and tips about safety, they will be entered into a drawing to win an iPad on February 25.
University Police Resource Officers will be focusing on Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Awareness in February.
Dating/Relationship Violence is the intentional use of abusive tactics and physical force in order to obtain power and control. It is not just physical violence, it is emotional and psychological as well. Here are some signs that you might be in a relationship that is not healthy. Does your partner:
Track your time
Accuse you of being unfaithful
Criticize you for little things
Anger easily when drinking or taking drugs
Force you to have sex when you say no
Make you feel worthless or powerless
Intimidate or harass you verbally or physically
Become inappropriately jealous
If so you need to seek the services of Victims Assistance with University Police.
Sexual assault is any form of unwanted sexual contact obtained without consent and/or through the use of force, intimidation or coercion. If you or someone you know has been sexually assaulted:
Get to a safe place
Call University Police
Seek medical assistance from Student Health (336.758.5218,) Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center (336.713.9000,) or Forsyth Medical Center (336.718.2001).
Prior to seeking medical attention:
Do not take a shower
Do not change your clothes
Do not take medications
Do not urinate if possible
Seek a friend you can trust to be with you.
On or off campus, Wake Forest University Victims Assistance will assist you. Contact them by calling 336.758.5591 or you can speak with a PREPARE student advocate by calling 336.671.7075.
Obtain counseling at University Counseling Center (336.758.5273).