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20:1 Pledge

Sexual Violence is a world-wide epidemic that affects women, men and our communities. 1 in 3 women will experience some form of violence in their lifetime and every minute, 1.3 women are raped. In the majority of cases (98%), sexual violence is perpetrated by men, but the majority of men are not perpetrators. With this in mind, we ask men and women to join The Sexual Assault Prevention Project at Binghamton University to help reduce the violent crimes against college students on campus.

We ask that you pledge to help do your part to reduce and end sexual violence, not only on campus, but in our everyday lives.

I pledge to:

  • Not commit rape or acts of sexual violence (or have committed rape in the past).
  • Respect a person's right to say no or change her mind at any time.
  • Never blame sexual assault on person because of the way they were dressed, if they were drinking or had consented in the past, etc.
  • Clearly ask if I am unsure about what a person wants.
  • Ask if I am unsure of what a person wants and obtain his/her consent.
  • Take responsibility for my actions
  • To practice good bystander behavior when I observe situations of potential sexual violence

By participating in the Binghamton University Sexual Assault Prevention Project, I also pledge that I have never sexually assaulted any person in the past. 

Sexual Assault is sexual contact with another person without their consent. It is not only a crime but is morally wrong.

Last Updated: 8/13/14