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Prevention and Wellness

Prevention and Wellness

Sexual Assault


Assault and Rape Information, Support, and Education (ARISE) 

This FGCU website covers local and campus sexual violence resources, policies, procedures, and information such as how to help a survivor. This site was created by FGCU’s ARISE committee, which stands for Assault and Rape Information, Support, and Education. This group, comprised of staff from CAPS, the Dean of Students office, Student Affairs, Housing and Residence Life, Prevention & Wellness, Student Health Services, and the University Police Department, was charged with finding ways to address the need to get accurate and concise information to students regarding prevention and intervention in sexual assault.

Minnesota Center Against Violence and Abuse

The mission of the Minnesota Center Against Violence and Abuse (MINCAVA) is to support research, education, and access to violence related resources.

Rape, Abuse, and Incest National Network (RAINN)

RAINN (Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network) is the nation's largest anti-sexual violence organization and was named one of "America's 100 Best Charities" by Worth magazine. RAINN created and operates the National Sexual Assault Hotline (800.656.HOPE and in partnership with more than 1,100 local rape crisis centers across the country and operates the DoD Safe Helpline for the Department of Defense. RAINN also carries out programs to prevent sexual violence, help victims and ensure that rapists are brought to justice.

National Crime Victims Center

The National Center for Victims of Crime is a nonprofit organization that advocates for victims' rights, trains professionals who work with victims, and serves as a trusted source of information on victims' issues. After more than 25 years, we remain the most comprehensive national resource committed to advancing victims' rights and helping victims of crime rebuild their lives.

Abuse Counseling and Treatment

Abuse Counseling and Treatment, Inc. (ACT) is a private, not-for-profit agency committed to serving victims of domestic violence, sexual assault and human trafficking. ACT provides services to all persons without regard to race, color, religion, sex, disability, national origin, marital status, sexual preference or handicap.

The Red Flag Campaign

The Red Flag Campaign is a public awareness campaign designed to address dating violence and promote the prevention of dating violence on college campuses. The campaign was created using a “bystander intervention” strategy, encouraging friends and other campus community members to “say something” when they see warning signs ("red flags") for dating violence in a friend’s relationship.