Office for Sexual Violence Response and Healthy Relationship Promotion

Drake University is committed to providing a safe and healthy environment in which all members of our community can thrive and reach their full potential.

Sexual assault harms both individuals and the community as a whole. Drake is dedicated to the prevention of sexual assault through education, institutional oversight, and clear, vigorously enforced policies. 

When sexual assault does occur, the University’s goal is to help the victim and determine appropriate consequences for the assailant. 

Assault and sexual assault are unacceptable and will not be tolerated at Drake University.

Drake University is committed to educating the campus community about the nature and consequences of this offense. University resources dedicated to both prevention and response include educational outreach programs, counseling and academic support services for victims.

The Office for Sexual Violence Response and Healthy Relationship Promotion is dedicated to the development, support and enhancement of creative prevention and effective intervention initiatives, which will attribute to the reduction of gender violence on campus. This office empowers students in their integrated learning experiences to foster personal and professional growth. Direct participation in this office’s services allows students to be knowledgeable on campus and community resources for victim interventions, while participating in the office’s programs allows students to explore the Division of Student Life tenets of Civic Engagement, Social Justice, Cognitive Complexity, Interpersonal and Intrapersonal Competence. 

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