The campus community should contact the Conway
Police Department (501-450-6120) for listings and information regarding
registered sex offenders, or visit the Arkansas Crime Information Center at:
If you find yourself in the position of being the
initiator of sexual behavior, you owe sexual respect to your potential
partner. These suggestions may help you
to reduce your risk for being accused of sexual misconduct:
1. DON’T MAKE
ASSUMPTIONS About consent; About someone’s
sexual availability; About whether they are attracted to you; About how far you
can go; About whether they are
physically and mentally able to consent to you;
2. Clearly communicate
your intentions to your sexual partner and give them a chance to clearly relate
their intentions to you.
3. Mixed messages from
your partner should be a clear indication that you should step back, defuse the
sexual tension, and communicate better.
Perhaps you are misreading them. Perhaps
they haven’t figured out how far they want to go with you yet. You need to respect the timeline with which
they are comfortable.
4. Don’t take advantage
of someone’s drunkenness or drugged state, even if they did it to themselves.
5. Realize that your
potential partner could be intimidated by you, or fearful. You may have a power advantage simply because
of your gender or size. Don’t abuse that
6. Understand that
consent to some forms of sexual behavior does not necessarily imply consent to
other forms of sexual behavior.
7. On this campus,
silence and passivity cannot be interpreted by you as an indication of
consent. Read your potential partner
carefully, paying attention to verbal and non-verbal communication and body
How to Be an Active Bystander
Bystanders play a critical
role in the prevention of sexual and relationship violence. They are
“individuals who observe violence or witness the conditions that perpetuate
violence. They are not directly involved but have the choice to intervene,
speak up, or do something about it.” We want
to promote a culture of community accountability where bystanders are
engaged in the prevention of violence without causing further harm. We may not
always know what to do even if we want to help. Below is a list
of some ways to be an active bystander. Further information regarding bystander
intervention may be found. If you or someone else is in immediate danger, dial
911.This could be when a person is yelling at or being physically abusive
towards another and it is not safe for you to interrupt.
out for your friends and fellow students/employees. If you see someone who
looks like they could be in trouble or need help, ask if they are ok.
people who seclude, hit on, try to make out with, or have sex with people who
when someone discusses plans to take sexual advantage of another person.
someone who discloses sexual assault, abusive behavior, or experience with
people to on or off campus resources listed in this document for support in
health, counseling, or with legal assistance.
 Burn, S.M. (2009). A situational model of sexual assault prevention through bystander intervention. Sex Roles, 60, 779-792.
 Bystander intervention strategies adapted from Stanford University’s Office of Sexual Assault & Relationship Abuse