What is CHECK IT?
CHECK IT is a student led movement that's about preventing
and disrupting acts of sexual assault, dating violence,
and stalking on campus and in our community.
Launched in Feb. 2014.
CHECK IT as a Verb =
To check in; To intervene; To do something when we see harm happening around us.
When do we CHECK IT?
When we witness a CHECK IT moment....
A "CHECK IT Moment" = Witnessing:
An actual or potential moment of harm (specifcally, acts of sexual assault, dating violence, stalking)
An absence of consent or the crossing of boundaries
A situation where someone may be at a higher risk for being targeted/harmed by someone.
Any situation where someone may need CHECKing in on
CHECK IT as Community + Skill Building:
If CHECKing IT were super easy we would all be already out there doing it all the time. But it can be incredibly hard to CHECK IT which is why we want to ger real with ourselves and bring these conversations back to our multiple communities, share skills/knowledge/experiences, and strategize together.
We offer basic CHECK IT Skill Building workshops throughout the semester. If you are interested in attending a workshop or would like to schedule one for your group/class/friend group, etc - visit our workshops page.
Check out our "Guide to CHECKing IT" to see some interevention strategies that we've found helpful.
Sometimes when we CHECK IT and don't get the outcome or support we are hoping for it can feel isolating. We want to create a community where we can share stories and support one another in meaningful ways. Feel free to drop by our office or send us a message if you would like to talk or to meet up w/ others who are CHECKing IT and feel that support.
CHECK IT as a Movement:
CHECK IT is a student led movement that’s about empowering us with the tools to take action when we see acts of sexual assault, dating violence, and stalking in our community and make clear to those who choose to commit acts of harm that it’s not acceptable.
It’s also about creating a community where we feel safe, have each other’s backs and look out for one another whether we know each other or not.
And creating a community where survivors feel supported, and where those who commit acts of harm are held accountable.