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Violence Awareness & Prevention

UNC Greensboro understands the prevalence of interpersonal violence and the serious impacts these acts have on individuals and the University community as a whole. This University is dedicated to providing a comprehensive prevention, response, and support services to address these acts of violence including sexual violence, relationship violence, and stalking.

Violence Prevention

The Center for Student Well-Being collaborates closely with campus and community partners in an effort to prevent interpersonal violence through awareness, education, and outreach. Our major prevention efforts include:

  • Sexual Assault Awareness Week (including Take Back the Night and Clotheslines Project)
  • Dating Violence Awareness Month (including the Red Flag Campaign)
  • SPARTA peer education workshops for classroom and residence halls programs

For more info about upcoming programs and how to get more involved, click here.

Interpersonal Violence Awareness & Prevention

Bystander Intervention

What is a Bystander?

A bystander is any one who observes an emergency or a situation that looks like someone could use some help.

STEP UP! Is a comprehensive Bystander Intervention program that helps students build the skills, confidence and motivation needed to intervene safely and effectively in problem situations. All students are encouraged to take part in this important program and learn how to help make this a welcoming community. For example, students will learn how to help/intervene by using the 3D’s: Direct, Delegate, Distract.

Direct: If comfortable, approach the person(s) directly yourself.
Delegate: Find friends of the victim (or perpetrator) to intervene. Call the RA, Campus Police or Residence Director on-call.
Distract: Divert attention away from the situation.

Step UP! Bystander Intervention Training can help us better understand how to apply these steps in situations such as:

  • Alcohol and Alcohol Poisoning
  • Sexual Assault
  • Relationship Abuse
  • Discrimination
  • Depression and Suicide Prevention
  • Disordered Eating
  • Academic Dishonesty
  • Hazing

Training Sessions

The Step Up training is a 1.5-hour interactive program. To request a session for your organization, class, or department, or if you are interested in being trained as a facilitator for STEP UP! email Tyisha Terry at

Violence Response Resources

At UNCG, we believe in using a system that gives survivors as much control over the response process as possible. 

Understanding your options after an assault can be extremely confusing and overwhelming for students.

UNCG is pleased to announce our Campus Violence Response Center. 

The CVRC is located on the ground floor of the Gove Student Health Center building.  Visit the website here

Phone: (336) 334-9839