Which of your friends, family members, classmates or coworkers need help?
SSCC is raising awareness and prevention of gender-based stalking and intimate partner violence. Throughout the academic year, expect to see various activities and other forms of communication to raise awareness and encourage participation from the Southern State community.
Our goal is to help our college community:
- Recognize the behaviors of stalking and intimate partner violence (Know It)
- Identify those behaviors (Name It)
- Provide tools and resources for safe and effective intervention in those situations (STOP IT!)
Intimate partner violence is violence committed by a person who is or has been in a relationship of a romantic or intimate nature with the victim. Stalking is one type of intimate partner violence.
Stalking is conduct directed toward a specific person that would cause a reasonable person to fear for their safety or suffer emotional distress.
Stalking and intimate partner violence affect people of all genders, sexual orientations, races, ethnicities, religions, income levels and education levels.
- 7.5 million people are stalked in one year in the United States
- More than 85% of stalking victims are stalked by someone they know
- 61% of female victims and 44% of male victims of stalking are stalked by a current or former intimate partner
- People between the ages of 18 and 24 experience the highest rate of stalking
- Intimate partner violence accounts for 15% of all violent crime
- 72% of all murder-suicides involved an intimate partner
Stalking and intimate partner violence take many forms.
- Stalking can include violent behavior and/or non-violent behaviors. The behaviors can escalate in severity and frequency over time.
- Intimate partner violence can be a single incident or multiple incidents over time.
- Monitoring your activities on social media and then showing up where you are
- Using technology such as GPS, the location device on smart phone or hidden cameras to track your presence
- Sending you unwanted gifts and/or messages
- Hanging out where they know you are such as around your home, school, work, gym, store, etc.
- Threatening to hurt you, your family, friends or pets
- Making someone feel badly about themselves
- Name calling
- Constantly answering for their partner and making all the decisions
- Threatening harm
- Threatening to ruin their reputation
- Threatening to take away their children
- Controlling where someone goes, who they talk to or how they spend their money
- Constantly texting, calling or checking in
- Isolating a person from their friends and/or family
- Threatening to end the relationship in order to control someone's behavior
- Threatening to self-harm or commit suicide in order to control someone's behavior
- Using jealousy to justify behavior
- Breaking things
- Punching, hitting, slapping, kicking, pinching, shoving, etc.
- Abusing pets
- Purposefully driving recklessly
- Throwing things at a person
- Pressuring someone to perform sexual activities
- Ignoring/violating sexual boundaries
- Giving someone alcohol and other drugs for the purpose of using a person sexually
- Requiring sexual favors in exchange for basic needs, keeping secrets, etc.
*Information taken from the Stalking Resources Center.
You can inform others about the signs of stalking and intimate partner violence and support others to seek help.
If stalking or another form of intimate partner violence is interfering with your ability (or the ability of someone you know) to learn and/or work at Southern State, share the information with the SSCC Title IX Coordinator by filling out an Incident Report Form.
SSCC Title IX Coordinators:
Dr. Peggy Chalker, Title IX Lead Coordinator
firstname.lastname@example.org | 800.628.7722, Ext. 2880
Mindy Markey-Grabill, Title IX Coordinator
800.628.7722, Ext. 2550
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