First and foremost, we seek to provide support to survivors of sexual assault, sexual harassment, and intimate partner violence in whatever way they may need, including: counseling, providing resources, and aiding in reporting.
Secondly, we seek to increase discussion about sexual assault and harassment and consent culture on our campuses by engaging in conversations with the campus community about what allows sexual assault to happen.
Through these conversations, we promote a compassionate community in which everyone is guaranteed the right to make their own decisions about their body and sexuality.
Survivor centrality: Survivors of sexual violence are best placed to speak to their own experience and define their own desires, needs, and goals.
… so we will support survivors in whatever ways they request.
… so we will educate others about how to make spaces safe, supportive, and welcoming for survivors.
(A)sexual empowerment: “Yes means yes...” Each person’s choices about their own body and sexuality should be respected, and the decision to have as much or as little sex as one wants should not be stigmatized.
… so we will provide survivors of sexual violence with access to healing resources.
… so we will strive to transform rape culture through preventative community education about enthusiastic consent and the performance model of sex.
Intersectionality: Systems of violence and oppression organized around all aspects of identity, including but not limited to race, gender presentation, class, sexual orientation, and ability, are interlocking and mutually reinforcing.
… so we will collaborate with and build coalitions with other anti-violence groups to better support survivors of all backgrounds and identities.
… so we will learn from and stand behind those who work to transform systems of oppression that deploy sexual violence and through which sexual violence is constituted
Non-hierarchy: Everyone has something to teach and something to learn.
… so we will strive to educate ourselves as we educate others.
… so we will maintain a non-hierarchical organization and practice a consensus model of decision-making.
... so we will support one another as we take on leadership roles, educate and learn from one another about our strengths and room for growth, and hold others accountable as we remain accountable to others.