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kNOw MORE: FSU launches initiatives aimed at prevention of sexual violence

Florida State University Interim President Garnett S. Stokes has announced several initiatives aimed at preventing sexual violence on campus.

The kNOw MORE awareness campaign is Florida State's most visible effort to educate the university community about responsible conduct and the meaning of consent as well as prevention and intervention and resources for sexual assault victims.

"Florida State University does not tolerate sexual violence," Stokes said. "Even one case of sexual violence is too many. Colleges across the nation are looking at ways to better address this issue, and we want to do all that we can to help ensure that every member of our community has a safe, healthy and positive experience at FSU."

The initiatives follow a comprehensive review of current policies and practices, which are closely aligned with national recommendations, and build on them with training modules for students, faculty and staff, a rich website of easily accessible information, a new Title IX director, and more. Among the new actions being taken:

Student Engagement: Students developed the "kNOw More" brand to highlight the dual message of Florida State's no tolerance stance on sexual violence and education efforts focused on prevention. Students also are leading marketing efforts for a campaign, "Ask. Respect. Don't Expect," aimed at raising awareness among their peers about obtaining clear consent for sexual activity and bystander intervention to prevent sexual assault or misconduct.