Tuesday, November 22, 2011

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Monday, June 20, 2011

We can all help raise awareness

Hannah -College Life Intern
Every Little Bit Counts is a campaign that raises awareness and encourages students to take a stand during uncomfortable situations. To me, it's a reminder that I can make a difference and help my peers here on campus and maybe even strangers that I do not know. I believe it is something that people take part in without even realizing it. For example, when people help take care of their friends at parties and help drive drunk friends home, they are taking part in bystander intervention. Although most people are taking a stand during situations when it involves their own friends, they should try to intervene in other situations even when it involves people that they do not know. Violence is a community issue, that's why everyone, regardless of age, race or gender, should take a stand because every little bit does make a difference.

Monday, June 6, 2011

Would you tell a friend affected by sexual assault about available resources?

Check out our new Youtube video - Tell a friend! "Like" it, post it on twitter, your facebook, wherever you can. Let's keep spreading the word about SARC at UCSD!

Monday, May 23, 2011

Every Little BIT Makes a DIfference

Rachelle - International Student
        Outreach Intern
The Bystander Intervention Training is a program offered by SARC to UCSD students. “Every Little BIT Counts” means that it doesn’t take a lot for you, as the bystander, to affect positive outcomes in a situation that may appear uncomfortable or wrong. Through the UCSD Bystander Intervention Model, which incorporates “The Four A’s” and “IDEAS”, students take away different strategies that they could use to intervene in everyday situations. The training also addresses common barriers that prevent people from intervening. Regardless of age, race, gender, or other identifiers, this program is beneficial to all students. In my personal experience with BIT, I enjoyed the training because it provided me with a better understanding of the word “bystander” and how I can be a bystander without jeopardizing my own level of comfort and safety. I would recommend this training to anyone interested.

Thursday, May 12, 2011

Every Little Bit Counts…even at Sun God!

UCSD’s annual Sun God is this Friday May 13th. With so many activities going on, we need to make sure we all know what to do to be safe and have fun. What better way to have fun and be prepared than by following our Every Little Bit Counts model? It’s an effective way of staying safe and helping your friends stay safe.

Be a responsive bystander on this crazy day, follow our IDEAS model:

If you feel that a situation is getting out of hand INTERRUPT the situation and say something like “Hey let’s go check out the food vendors.”

You can also DISTRACT the people in the situation and say something like “Who’s that on stage?”

If you feel like you cannot or do not want to handle the situation on your own you can always ENGAGE YOUR PEERS. Telling your friends “We should help go help them,” can alter the situation.

If you see a situation and really feel like it is getting too out of control you can always call the AUTHORITES. Call the UCSD PD at 534-HELP from anywhere on the field for help.

The key point of the day is not only your SAFETY, but the SAFETY of everybody around you. Remember “We don’t leave anybody behind.”

It starts with you.
Be a responsive bystander.

submitted: Brenda
Undergraduate Outreach Project Intern

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Every Little Bit Counts... even at Sun God!

As the Sun God festival gets closer and closer, make sure to keep an eye out for your friends and take care of one another!

As you might know, the third message SARC is promoting is "Would you help a drunk friend home from a party? 4 out of 5 UCSD students do."

Check out our ucsdSARC's Youtube Channel and watch our fun new video!

Be an active bystander during Sun God! Because every little BIT counts...

What do you think of our video? Give us your thoughts!

Sexual Assault Awareness Month in Review

April was full of events to promote awareness about sexual assault and violence.
SARC started off the month with National Day of Action, where we teamed up with the six colleges and even UCSD’s grad housing and medical school to plant flowers for strength. We provided pots and forget-me-not flower seeds so that participants could plant their own flower and pledge to end violence or to honor a victim. This was a great success and students all over UCSD now have sprouting plants in their homes showing that they took a stand.
 The month continued with Gender Buffets at the Women’s Center every Friday, ‘See you at the Cross’ events, SAAM displays, and tabling on library walk.
Denim Day was April 21st, and students and staff got together to promote awareness of sexual violence with many of our friends and organizations on campus. Vice Chancellor Penny Rue spoke, and denim patches were decoreated for the Denim Day 2011 display.
At the end of the month, A.S Women’s Commission put on another Take Back the night and it was extremely well done. With preformances by Eveoke and the Dots, and an open mic for testimonials, it was an empowering night for all who attended.

Thank you to the entire SAAM committee for making April
and Sexual Assault Awareness Month a great success.