Stand Up Carolina
University of South Carolina Sexual Assault and Violence Intervention and Prevention will continue presenting the Bystander Accountability Program entitled STAND UP CAROLINA.
Stand Up Carolina empowers students to intervene and prevent sexual and physical violence on campus, discourage negative behavior by curtailing discriminatory, destructive and illegal behavior, call attention to bystander behavior and encourage people to react and take appropriate action with respect to unacceptable behavior, highlight the prevalence and impact of acquaintance rape and/or interpersonal, dating violence as well as stalking and clearly define the role that campus communities can play in ending violence. This program consists of educational presentations, PSA’s, interactive social media and events that identify social norms that support sexual violence on campus, strengthen the sense of community, promote prevention and teach intervention skills. Stand Up Carolina will be including in all of the above programming.
Stand Up Carolina PSA’s will run at the following games:
USC Men’s Basketball Games-Spring 2013
USC Women’s Basketball Games-Spring 2013
Be on the lookout for the Stand Up Carolina T-shirt toss at the game!
The “Stand Up” Carolina Campaign
What is Stand Up Carolina?
SAVIP promotes bystander accountability through Stand Up Carolina.
Stand Up Carolina is empowering the campus community to stand up against negative behavior including sexual assault and violence. Our staff is teaching the campus community to recognize problems and step in and speak up against negative behaviors.
Stand Up Carolina is empowering the campus community to:
- Intervene in and prevent sexual and physical violence on campus
- Discourage negative behavior by curtailing discriminatory, destructive and illegal behavior
- Call attention to bystander behavior
- Encourage people to react and take appropriate action with respect to unacceptable behavior
- Highlight the prevalence and impact of acquaintance rape and/or interpersonal, dating violence and stalking
- Clearly define the role that USC can play in ending violence
The scope of Stand Up Carolina is diverse—offering informational material, classroom discussions and peer education.
We are also training faculty and staff to recognize assault and interpersonal violence and infuse intervention strategies into their classroom curriculum.
Reasons to Stand Up Carolina
What we need to know about Interpersonal Violence
• Affects 1 in 6 women and 1 in 33 men in their lifetime
• 1 in 4 College women report surviving rape or attempted rape since age 14
• Women: Half occur before age 18
• Men: 75% occur before age 18
• Domestic Violence is the leading type of violence against women
• 16-24 is the age that women experience the highest rate of interpersonal violence.
• SC is ranked #7 in the nation for homicides caused by domestic violence
• 1-3 college students report physically assaulting a dating partner. (includes heterosexual as well as same-sex partners).
• Up to 89% of rapes are committed by men who know their victims- casual acquaintances, friends, boyfriends, and husbands.
• More than 3 women are murdered by their husbands or boyfriends in the US every day