Learn more about promoting a culture of sexual respect 

Sign up for a 1-hour training session to provide knowledge and skills to promote a community of active bystanders.
We welcome our new students to Grounds with an empowering presentation about our culture of sexual respect and bystander intervention.
There are many student organizations around Grounds that provide resources and trainings to the University community.
Hoos Got Your Back is a bystander intervention awareness campaign that began in 2014 to engage the broader community in the importance of being active bystanders. The campaign is a partnership between UVA departments and local merchants to promote a community of active bystanders that believes it is everyone's responsibility to maintain a safe environment. Central components of the campaign include coordinated days in which everyone wears the Hoos Got Your Back T-shirts and training opportunities for UVA departments and local merchants.
  • 94% of UVA students intervene when they notice a problem*
  • 2K+ have signed the pledge
  • 45 bystander trainings

*From the February 2017 Health Survey with responses from 1,010 UVA students