Sexual Offense Support (S.O.S.) debuted a thought-provoking poster series to empower and educate survivors and the community.
Research consistently shows that 1 in 5 women, and 1 in 16 men (Krebs et al., 2007; Krebs et al., 2016) will be sexually assaulted during their time as undergraduates in college, and college students are among the least likely to report sexual misconduct.
The S.O.S. Survivor Support Campaign was designed to expand victim outreach, and inform survivors that they are not at fault and that there are services and actions available to them. Poster messages were refined through feedback from student S.O.S. advocates and were distributed campuswide in conjunction with major campuswide and national events such as the National Campus Safety Awareness Month, Domestic Violence Awareness Month, Stalking Awareness Month and Sexual Assault Awareness Month. The messages are examples of support that anyone can say to a victim/survivor of sexual violence. Those first messages to survivors are crucial in helping them begin the healing journey of recovery.
S.O.S. regularly facilitates UD programming related to healthy relationships, sexuality and consent. Visit the S.O.S. website to learn more about the services they provide to the UD community.
Click the gallery to the left to scroll through the full poster series
- It’s not your fault
- You are not over-reacting
- I support you no matter what
- You deserve to feel safe in every relationship
- Trust yourself. If something feels wrong, then it probably is.
- That’s not okay. A line has been crossed.
- You didn’t ask for this
- Thank-you for telling me. I’m sorry that happened.
- There is no right way to react
- I believe you