Voices Against Violence
The VAV Task Force
The Voices Against Violence Task Force is a violence prevention coalition that was established in 2008 between UNO and Omaha community partners.
UNO members include faculty, staff, and students from a wide variety of departments including Campus Security, the Counseling and Psychological Services, Criminal Justice, Drug and Alcohol Education and Prevention, Fraternity and Sorority Life, Health Services, University Housing, Multicultural Affairs, the Office of Student Activities, Public Health, Social Work, Student Affairs Administration, Student Conduct and Community Standards, Women’s and Gender Studies, Sociology, and the Office of Equity, Access and Diversity.
Community members and ongoing partnerships include the Women’s Center for Advancement, CHI Health, Methodist SANE/SART Program, and Omaha Police Department.
For more information, please contact the VAV Facilitator, Nicole Naatz.
It's On Us
It's on us to stop sexual assault. Join the UNO community and take the pledge at itsonus.org
Being an Active Bystander
Most people don’t commit sexual assault or hurt their partners. Celebrating that is one part of the solution. Another important part is learning to recognize the signs when someone is in danger and stepping in to prevent it. This is called being an active bystander. Active bystanders learn how to recognize and safely intervene in potentially dangerous situations. Sometimes this means distracting someone who appears to be targeting someone who is too drunk to consent. Other times, it means reaching out to UNO staff or the police for help.
UNO VAV and the Wellness Center invite you to attend a bystander training to strengthen your skills and continue making UNO a safe place. Visit our page on MavSYNC to get more tips on keeping you and your friends safe and register for a training session.