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DATE RAPE PREVENTION TIPS:


 FOR WOMEN

*Trust your instincts!
*Be assertive.  State what you mean without apology, guilt, or being aggressive.
*Be aware of your environment.
*Use good judgement in regards to alcohol and drugs.
*Understand that it CAN happen to you.
*Keep an eye on your drink at all times.  Don't accept a drink from someone else.
*Remember that at least 80% of rape victims know their perpetrator.


FOR MEN

*Listen and respect what your date says to you about sex.
*Be informed.  Realize that date rape is common and often happens unknowingly.
*Do not expect sex in return for the money spent on a date.
*Understand that if a person is under the influence of drug or alcohol, they are not able to give consent.
*Realize that it CAN happen to you.
*Understand that a woman can say "no" and mean it, and that questions of your "manhood" are not at stake.
*Know that women who appear sexy and seductive are not inviting rape.

 

The above Date Rape Prevention Tips information was taken from "Growing Strong Sexual Assault Center" in Decatur, Il.

270 West Prairie
Decatur, IL 62523
217-428-0770
www.growingstrongcenter.org

Anyone who has been the victim of sexual abuse, sexual assault, or other sexual violence is encouraged to report this crime to both University officials and Decatur Police.  Even if a victim decides not to file a criminal complaint with the Police Department, it is recommended that the individual contact a University or community resource to obtain support.  Persons wishing to report sexual violence can contact Security at 217-464-8888, Student Development at 217-424-2395, Residence Life 217-362-6410, University Counseling 217-424-6360, Decatur Police Department 217-424-2711, and Growing Strong sexual assault center at 217-428-0770.  All of the above resources have professional staff available 24 hours a day to assist victims, after hours requests for assistance should be reported to Safety and Security at 217-464-8888.  Millikin University will provide support services to victims of sexual violence and act as an advocate for the victim. 


 
 
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