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 & 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!