Pledge for ActionRM
is a powerful agreement students sign to pledge that they will do their best to
help their family, friends and peers in potentially dangerous moments concerning alcohol, drugs, and sexual assault. The agreement’s wording is
continually being revised by a team of students and educators working in conjunction with
Mike Domitrz and
The Date Safe Project. Therefore, we
will greatly appreciate receiving your feedback on the below agreement.
After you have read the agreement and/or used it with students, please scroll
down this page to share your comments.
How it works? Students sign two
copies of the agreement. You can download the entire agreement (both
pages) when you scroll down this page. One copy is given to the student to take home
(the full one-page agreement) and
the second signed agreement is to be placed in specific locations around campus
(the 2nd page of the downloadable agreement). By
placing all the signed agreements with hearts around campus, students will realize how many
people DO care about this issue and are committed to helping others!
PLEDGE FOR ACTIONRM
I, ____________________________________________, pledge to do my best to help my family, friends, and peers in potentially dangerous situations in which drugs, alcohol, a violent person, or other threats to their safety and well-being are present. I will do this by having the focus and self-control necessary to remain aware of my surroundings, the wisdom to identify dangerous situations, and the courage to take action in confronting my friends when their judgment is impaired.
I recognize that these dangerous situations may arise at times when people feel safe and comfortable, such as at bars, parties (especially when alcohol is influencing the situation and a person is trying to “hook up” with another individual), or in the context of a romantic relationship. I realize that it may not always be easy to help people from harm in these situations, but by remaining watchful and showing care and concern, I may help to prevent a sexual assault from occurring.
I understand that the ONLY person responsible for a sexual assault is the person who engages in sexual contact without the consent of the other person. Through my own positive words, actions, and beliefs, I am taking the responsibility of helping to end sexual assault. I will share with people the importance of consent and the need to obtain consent with your partner by
Asking First. I will treat all survivors of sexual assault with my
respect and admiration. I will inform all of my family, friends, and peers that “If anyone ever has or ever does sexually touch you without your consent, I will fully support you. I will always be here for you. Always (from simply listening to helping you seek the proper support from professionals)!” During the next 24 hours, I will start
putting this pledge into action by saying these words to at least 3 people.
Sexual assault is a horrific and traumatic crime. My active commitment to this project will help reduce the violence in my community and create a safer atmosphere for everyone.
CLICK HERE to sign the "Pledge for Action" online RIGHT
here to download printable version in a "pdf" file.
In the space below, please share you feedback on
the PLEDGE FOR ACTIONRM.