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Stalking Awareness Week



If someone you know is being stalked, you can help. Listen and show support. Every situation is different. For help call the Title IX Office at 865-974-9600, UT Police (974-3114), or 911 if you are concerned about your own safety or the safety of a friend.

Visit titleix.utk.edu for additional resources.

 

Come attend a Stalking Awareness Week event! We are at a different location on campus each day of the week.

The purpose of Stalking Awareness Week is to educate students on stalking red flags, the definition of stalking, and campus and community resources.

The event will include partnerships with the University of Tennessee Police Department, the Office of Title IX, and the Office of Student Conduct & Community Standards, Student Counseling Center, and the Sexual Assault Center of East TN.

“Stalking” means engaging in a course of conduct directed at a specific person, regardless of one’s relationship with that person, which would cause a Reasonable Person to:

(1) fear for the person’s safety or the safety of another person; and/or

(2) suffer substantial emotional distress.

For more information about stalking policy visit titleix.utk.edu.

 

  • It’s a Red Flag is someone:
    • follows you and shows up wherever you are.
    • sends unwanted gifts, letters, cards, and/or emails.
    • damags your home, car, or other property.
    • posts information or spreads rumors about you on the Internet, in a public place, or by word of mouth.
    • does actions that control, track, or frighten you.
    • threatens to hurt you, your family, friends, or pets.
    • finds out about you by using online search services, going through your garbage, or contacting friends, family, neighbors, or co-workers.
    • monitors your phone calls or computer use.
    • uses technology, like GPS, to track where you go.
    • drives by or hangs out at your home, school, or work.
  • Stalking Facts:
    • 25% of female victims and 32% of male victims are stalked by an acquaintance.
    • Over 13% of college women report they have been stalked. Of these, 42% were stalking by a boyfriend or ex-boyfriend.
  • Sources:
    • Fisher, B.S., Cullen, F.T., & Turner, M.G. (2000)
    • VictimsofCrime.org

 

This project was supported by Grant No. 2015-WA-AX-0024 awarded by the Office  on Violence Against Women, U.S. Department of Justice. The opinions, findings, conclusions, and recommendations expressed in this publication/program/exhibition are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women.

 

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