Learn more about promoting a culture of sexual respect 

Hoos Got Your Back is here and active this spring semester!

Sign up for a 1-hour training session to provide knowledge and skills to promote a community of active bystanders.
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