Skip to Main Content
Salisbury University BW
A Maryland University of National Distinction
navigation icon opens header SALISBURY UNIVERSITY

Campus Against Violence Program
mobile menu icon


Quick Links

Sexual Assault Home

Myths and Facts



Common Responses

LGBTQ Issues

Male Survivors

Why Men Should Care

What Can Men Do


How To Support A Friend

Relationship Violence

Relationship Red Flags

Counseling Services


scontent: 1 bValue: -1 eValue:1

Sexual violence affects everyone.  Sexual assault is an issue that touches all of our lives. Yet, we never talk about it. The silence around this issue means that many women and men are left to suffer in isolation instead of being able to heal with community support.

Often people believe that sexual violence, whether it's sexual assault, stalking, or relationship violence, only affects the two people in the relationship. Nothing could be further from the truth.   Generally, there are opportunities for people to intervene in situations before they escalate. Intervention can take the form of providing a loving reality check for a friend in an abusive relationship, not laughing at jokes that demean women or those that make light of sexual assault or calling out a friend who talks about getting a girl drunk so he can hook up with her.

If you have a mother, sister, aunt, cousin, friend or girlfriend, then you have a vested interest in stopping sexual violence. Your voice can and does make a difference. Stand up and speak out.

"You may never know what results come from your action.
But if you do nothing, there will be no results."

Need help or have questions about this page? Please visit our Ask a Question or Report a Problem page.
Salisbury University 1101 Camden Avenue Salisbury, MD 21801 410-543-6000