Prevention Initiatives

The University of Richmond takes a proactive, multi-pronged approach to preventing violence on campus. Preventing interpersonal violence (including but not limited to: sexual violence, intimate partner violence, stalking, hazing, hate- and bias-motivated violence) is EVERYONE’S job. It’s up to all of us to foster a culture that is safe and healthy for all Spiders.

Prevention efforts include raising awareness about sexual and relationship violence, building the skills and confidence needed to intervene in problematic situations, embracing a healthy sexuality, practicing consent in all of our interactions, building skills for healthier relationships, encouraging a culture of accountability, and changing the social norms that perpetuate violence.

Check out some of the prevention work we have throughout the year and stay up-to-date with ways that YOU can be the change here at UR.