RULE OF THUMB PLEDGE | Office of Sexual Misconduct & Relationship Violence

RULE OF THUMB PLEDGE

 

University of Maryland

RULE OF THUMB PLEDGE

This pledge is a personal commitment to help keep everyone safe from sexual violence, domestic violence, harassment, assault and rape. It is a promise to be a part of the solution, and not to be a bystander to the problem.

I PLEDGE:

  • To RECOGNIZE that non-consensual sex is sexual assault.
  • To ESTABLISH meaningful consent with a partner before engaging in sexual activity.
  • To CREATE an environment in which sexual assault is unacceptable.
  • To IDENTIFY situations in which sexual assault may occur.
  • To INTERVENE in situations where consent has not or cannot be given.
  • To INTERRUPT conversations that promote a culture of sexual violence.
  • To RECOGNIZE the power of my voice and my actions to prevent sexual violence.
  • To SUPPORT survivors and help to create a survivor supportive environment.

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