What is KNOW MORE?
KNOW MORE is an initiative of the Dean of Students Office whose mission is to provide important education around sexual violence prevention, alcohol & other drugs, and bystander intervention to the Seton Hall University community through creative outreach programs and campaigns.
KNOW MORE Goals
- Increase awareness about the dangers of binge drinking & drug use
- Provide students with the skills to make responsible choices when it comes to alcohol & drugs
- Promote healthy relationships and provide warning signs for dating violence
- Educate students on the prevention of sexual violence
- Raise awareness for resources/support available for survivors of sexual violence
- Provide skill based training that encourages students to intervene when friends need help
- Educational Campaigns – through engaging posters and interactive events, KNOW MORE provides education and resources to the SHU community related to the responsible decision making around the use of alcohol and other drugs as well as sexual violence prevention.
- KNOW MORE Sexual Violence Prevention Program – All incoming students complete an online tutorial that provides students with valuable information about University resources, policies and programs about preventing sexual violence.
- Escalation Workshop – The Escalation Workshop is a film-based discussion that opens people’s eyes to the warning signs of relationship abuse. The workshop consists of a film, Escalation, followed by a guided discussion led by a trained facilitator. [One Love Foundation – https://www.joinonelove.org/]
How to get involved?
Applications will open October 2022.
KNOW MORE. DO MORE.
As bystanders, we all have a choice: do nothing, do something to prevent or stop a situation from worsening, or do something to make the situation worse. At Seton Hall University, Pirates help Pirates. Students are encouraged to put the health and safety of themselves and others first through the Good Samaritan Policy.
5 Steps to be an Active Bystander
- Notice the event
- Identify it as a problem or potential problem
- Take responsibility
- Decide how to help
- Act to intervene
There are many ways to safely intervene. Which one is right for you?
- Direct – As simple as it sounds, ask if someone needs help. This is the most immediate way to intervene.
- Distract – Maybe you’re not comfortable stepping in, try creating a distraction to diffuse the moment and divert attention away from an escalating situation.
- Delegate – Enlist the help of someone else. Whether it be asking another friend or stranger to intervene or calling 911 or Public Safety, you don’t have to do it alone.
For additional resources and information about Sexual Violence, please visit the Title IX Resource Page.
For more information, questions, or to bring a KNOW MORE program to your group, please contact [email protected].