The Red Flag Campaign (UA WellComm) 4/19-4/25

The Red Flag Campaign at MIT

Friday, April 19th – Thursday, April 25th on Kresge Lawn

UA Student Support and Wellness, in conjunction with Violence Prevention and Response (VPR), is hosting The Red Flag Campaign at MIT to raise awareness of intimate partner violence (IPV), otherwise known as relationship abuse.

We are continuing this campaign this year with 5,660 red flags on Kresge, representing the number of MIT undergraduate and graduate students who statistically will experience psychological abuse by an intimate partner within their lifetime.

Relationship abuse is defined as a repetitive pattern of behaviors to maintain power and control over an intimate partner. Abuse is a spectrum of violence and includes verbal, emotional, physical, psychological, financial, reproductive, or sexual abuse. To learn the warning signs of an abusive relationship and how to help a friend who is being abused, check out the “Resources For Seeking Help” section on  redflag.mit.edu.