The Facts

  • Sexual violence is against the law.
  • Sexual violence can happen to anyone.
  • Sexual Violence is unwanted sexual comments, contact, or intercourse
  • Using drugs or alcohol to facilitate a sexual assault is against the law
  • Even if you have been intimate with someone previously, consent must be mutual.
  • Make sure you have your partner’s consent by communicating openly each time you are intimate.

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24-Hour Help Is Available

Pierce County Sexual Assault Center
Phone: 253-474-7273
Toll Free: 800-756-7273
TTY: 352-274-0448

Pierce County Domestic Violence Helpline
Phone: 253-798-4166
Toll Free: 800-764-2420
TTY: 253-798-6050

Relationship Self Test

Relationship Self Test Does your partner: Put you down and make you feel ashamed?  Tell you what to do and who to see?  Ever threaten to hurt you or your family?  Ever push or hit you or force you to have sex?  Follow you around or constantly keep tabs on you?  If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, you may be in an unhealthy relationship.  You deserve to feel safe at PLU.  If someone is hurting you, help is available.

Help Is Available On Campus

Dawn Cuthbertson, Gender Based Violence Advocate
253-538-6304
cuthbedm@plu.edu

PLU’s Center for Gender Equity provides support, advocacy and a safe place to talk.  The CGE Gender Based Violence Advocate can help you…

  • Understand your rights.
  • Explore your options.
  • Plan for your safety.
  • Connect with campus and community resources.
  • Report an incident to campus safety and/or law enforcement, if you choose.
  • Get the legal help you need.
  • Feel understood and believed.

The Center for Gender Equity is located at 801 121st Street South (across the street from Ordal Hall).  You can learn more about the Voices Against Violence program and CGE by visiting their websites or calling 253-535-8759.

Local Resources

Family Justice Center
Victims Services including: victim advocacy, protection orders,support group referrals, safety planning, safe housing referrals, and legal assistance.

718 Court E, Tacoma, WA 98402
familyjusticecenter@co.pierce.wa.us
Phone: 253-798-4166
Toll Free: 800-764-2420
TDD: 253-798-4620

Pierce County Sexual Assault Center
Medical and legal advocacy; individual, couples and family therapy; prevention education; community education; professional training.

633 N. Mildred, Suite J. Tacoma, WA 98406
Phone: 253-597-6424
Fax: 253-597-6443
TTY: 253-274-0488

Get Involved at PLU!

REMEMBER TO BE SAFE!

If you are in an unhealthy relationship, be safe!  Use the Internet at a local library, a friend’s house, or at work.  This will prevent someone from being able to tell what Internet sites you’ve visited on your computer.