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Sexual Respect

The Office of Health Promotion frames the work around healthy relationships using a paradigm of sexual respect, which affirms an individual’s exercise of choice regarding their own self, body, and sexuality and promotes a culture built on trust, communication, and healthy relationships. To support such a culture, we:

  • collect data on students health behaviors and attitudes;
  • educate and train students, staff, and faculty on
    • UVA's Hoos Got Your Back bystander intervention program and
    • men's engagement and healthy masculinity;
  • host internships on using the public health approach to addressing sexual harm prevention;
  • coordinate a pan-University committee on sexual harm prevention; and
  • work with University departments and student groups, such as the Peer Health Educators, on healthy relationship initiatives.