reddRed Flag Campaign

Raising Awareness of Dating Violence on College Campuses


The Red Flag Campaign is a public awareness campaign designed to address dating violence and promote the prevention of dating violence on college campuses. The campaign was created using a “bystander intervention” strategy, encouraging friends and other campus community members to “say something” when they see warning signs ("red flags") for dating violence in a friend’s relationship. The campaign posters reflect racially and ethnically diverse models, and illustrate both heterosexual and same-sex relationships. 


Rape Myths


Myth: Rape is caused by lust or uncontrollable sexual urges and the need for sexual gratification.
Reality: Rape is an act of physical violence and domination that is not motivated by sexual gratification.

Myth: Sexual assault only concerns woman.
Reality: According to the recent rape crisis, both gay and straight men suffer from a 1 in 10 chance of being raped in their lifetime.

Myth: A woman or man cannot be raped by their partner.
Reality: Rape between partners is more common than rape by a stranger.

Myth: Most people report rape or sexual assault to the police.
Reality: Rape and sexual assault are two of the most under reported crimes. Estimates show that between 50–90% of rapes go unreported.

Actual Rape Statistics


1 in 4 women will be raped or suffer a rape attempt in their lifetime…

1 in 10 men will be raped or suffer a rape attempt in their lifetime…


84% or victims knew their attacker…

2 in 10 rapes take place in the victim’s home…

2 in 10 take place within a 5 mile radius of the victim’s home…

54% of sexual assaults are not reported to the police

97% of rapists will never spend a day in jail


How to Help Victims of Rape…

Bystander Intervention

  • Notice the Incident
  • Interpret incident as emergency
  • Assume responsibility
  • Attempt to help the victim

Support Victims

  • Listen or get them a professional to listen to them
  • Don’t judge
  • Don’t blame; it want the victim’s fault
  • Support them; they are not alone

Intervention Tips

  • Approach everyone as a friend
  • Avoid using violence
  • Be honest and direct
  • Keep yourself safe
  • Recruit help if needed
  • Don’t be antagonistic





Compiled By:

Nicole Onopa, Elena Estrada, Anna Ewing, Kendra Holley, Bailey Ganen, Hannah Nichols for their

Social Action Project - GWS 285 


Sponsored By:

-Rachel David

 Instructor for the class:

 Gender, Violence, & Social Change 

-Woman’s Center

-Center for Equity & Engagement

-The Red Flag Campaign


National Domestic Violence Hotline

1-800-799-SAFE (1-800-799-7233) (or 1-800-787-3224 TTY)


RAINN National Sexual Assault Online Hotline

1-800-656-HOPE (1-800-656-4673)


Love is

(1-866-331-9474) or (1-866-331-8453 TTY)


24 Hour Crisis Line

866-4-CRISIS (866-427-4747)


King County 2-1-1

206-461-3200 or 800-621-4636 (M-F 8am-6pm)