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Bystander Intervention Training

Have you ever wondered what you could do to help prevent sexual violence? Have you seen something questionable and not know what to say or do? Do you want to be an upstander, not a bystander? To request training fill out the Step UP! Request Form.

Join the Sexual Violence Education Student Advisory Committee

Are you interested in getting involved at a grassroots level in altering rape culture and improving your campus and community’s climate? Then the Sexual Violence Prevention Student Advisory Committee might be the right fit for you.

We are looking for engaged student leaders who want to be an active part of designing and nurturing the development of the SVPE program on campus. Interested in getting involved? Applications are open and can be filled out through Get Involved. For more information check out UH_SVPE on Instagram.

At the University of Houston System, we are all about looking out for one another. One easy way to look out for each other is through the Circle of 6 U app. Originally designed for college students to prevent sexual violence, Circle of 6 U for iPhone and Android makes it quick and easy to reach the 6 people you choose and prevent violence before it happens.

With Circle of 6, you have a new way to connect with up to 6 of your trusted friends to add to your circle by staying close, staying safe, and preventing violence before it happens!

If you get into an uncomfortable or risky situation, use the Circle of 6 app to automatically send your circle a pre-programmed SMS alert message, with your exact location. It’s quick. It’s discreet. Two taps on your -phone is all it takes.

It’s the mobile way to look out for your friends whether you’re on or off-campus.

Circle of 6 lets you add six trusted friends to your circle.

From your mobile device, go to the Itunes or Android Store and download Circle of 6 U. Once you do, open the app and an option will appear for you to add one number that is not already in your contacts. Most people add a 24-hour emergency hotline number just in case they need it.

Consider these numbers:

Houston 24-Hour Crisis Hotline-Houston
Call: 713.228.1505 English
Call: 713.526.8088 Spanish

Houston Domestic Violence Hotline
Call: 713.528.2121 TDD
Call: 713.528.3625
Toll-Free Call: 800.256.0551

Houston Sexual Assault Hotline
713.528.RAPE (7273) TDD
Call: 713.528.3691
Toll-Free Call: 800.256.0661

Add the university you attend within the University of Houston System.. (By choosing your university you will have specific resources such as your campus Title IX Coordinator’s information automatically programmed in the app.) Then press “+” to add up to 6 people from your contacts to join your circle. Choose good friends or any trusted adult.

You’re out late and you lose track of your friends. Use Circle of 6 to send your circle a “come and get me” message – with a map using GPS to show your precise location.

You’re on a date that starts to get uncomfortable. You need a polite way to excuse yourself. Use Circle of 6 to alert your circle to call you and interrupt the situation.

You’re seeing someone new, but you have some doubts about how things are going. Use Circle of 6 to access a wealth of online information about healthy relationships.

In critical situations, use Circle of 6 to call two pre-programmed national hotlines or a local emergency number of your choice.

Now you’re set!

Request a Training

Whether you’re looking for a speaker to present for your class or organization, we can share relevant knowledge in an engaging and welcoming environment.

Equal Opportunity Services
The Office of Equal Opportunity Services provides the University of Houston with training and discussions that revolve around sensitive issues. These issues include sexual harassment, sexual assault, and discrimination.

UH Wellness
UH Wellness is available to provide presentations to your class or training for your organization. Topics range from drug and alcohol abuse to sexual assault and sexual misconduct. Please allow a minimum of two weeks advance notice for requests.

Women and Gender Resource Center
The Women and Gender Resource Center (WGRC) is available to provide presentations, workshops, and training on a variety of topics to your department, class, or organization. For more information please visit (WGRC) Presentations & Workshops.