Resources for Faculty & Staff

As a UWF faculty or staff member you may be concerned about your own or a student's safety. Even though our campus is a safe, secure campus, the threat or experience of violence can occur anywhere.

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Recent data regarding violence indicates

At least 1 in 4 college women has been the victim of an attempted or completed sexual assault. Of women who are assaulted, more than 8 in 10 knew their assailants. In the United States, 5 in 100 women and 1 in 100 men reported at least one stalking incident that resulted in a high level of fear during the past year. 4 of 10 stalking incidents occur at the end of a relationship. More than 1 in 5 women in the United States reported being assaulted by a partner during their lifetime. Incidents of women assaulting partners have increased, with 1 in 14 partners reporting an assault by a woman.

UWF has created a comprehensive violence prevention and education response, led by several offices on campus, including the University Police, Counseling and Psychological Services, Wellness Services, and the Office of the Dean of Students. These offices work closely with Student Health Services, Housing and Residence Life, and off-campus agencies, including the Rape Crisis Center and Domestic Violence Services.

Were you a victim of or did you witness a bias incident? Please visit the Bias Response Team website to learn what to do!