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Step 1: Recognize

Mavericks recognize potential situations and interactions that can negatively impact our community.

What is a harmful situation?

Anything that constitutes a negative physical, mental, social, or emotional response, affecting a community, a group of individuals, or a single individual.

What can harm look like?

Potential harm can appear in many ways:

  • Concerning behaviors

  • Academic integrity

  • High-risk drinking

  • Relationship Violence

  • Sexual Violence

  • Mental health concerns

  • Suicide prevention

  • Hazing

  • Bullying

  • Harassment*

  • Hate Speech*

  • Bias Incidents

Examples of Recognizing:

  • R: My friend has been missing class lately and posted “I wish I wouldn’t wake up” as a status, I wonder if something is wrong?

  • R: She really is not that interested, but she starts to leave with him anyway. What should I do?

  • R: He told her to stop and she continued anyway. How can I help?

  • R: My friend told me that she really wasn’t ready but he continued anyway. I think she was sexually assaulted what can I do?

  • R:  He looks like he had too much to drink, should I get him some water?

  • R:  This party looks like it’s getting out of control, I wonder if anybody else feels this way?

*These behaviors may be expressions of racism, ableism, transphobia, homophobia, biphobia, sexism, and other forms of systemic oppression.

What constitutes an emergency?

Anything requiring immediate or urgent response.

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