Loyola University Chicago

Wellness Center



  • Listen to your partner. Do not rely on body language—stop, ask, and clarify what your partner wants.

  • Do not accept the myth that 'no means yes'. Submission does not equal consent.

  • Limit alcohol intake. And remember that having sex with someone who is drunk is sexual assault, even if you have been drinking.

  • Educate yourself and examine your own attitudes that may perpetuate sexism and gender-based violence.

  • Challenge actions, comments or jokes that support rape and other gender-based violence.

  • Speak up or step in. Don't just look the other way. Confront people who are being or becoming disrespectful, abusive or taking advantage of another person.  

  • Start conversations with your friends, your partners, and your family about what gender-based violence means and how they can help stop it.

  • Do your best to communicate clearly about how you feel and what you want.

  • Invite an educator to speak to your class or student organization about violence, or become a Wellness Advocate with the Wellness Center to lead these discussions.

  • Get involved and do your part to end violence. There are many things you can do on and off campus to help, including attending events, requesting or organizing events, and volunteering your time.

  • Be critical of the media you consume. Only support musical artists, television shows, and movies that treat people with respect and portray gender-based violence accurately. If you don’t like what you see or hear, turn it off.