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, public service announcements at athletic events on campus, interactive social media promoting positive messaging and on campus events that identify and debunk social norms that support sexual violence on campus.
Stand Up Carolina strengthens the sense of community, promote prevention, encourages behavior change and teaches intervention skills.
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
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