The University of Florida recognizes the impact of power-based personal violence. Power-based personal violence is a form of violence that uses assertion of power, control and/or intimidation with the intent to harm another. This kind of violence can include sexual assault /rape, relationship/partner violence, stalking, intimidation, and sexual harassment. Power-based personal violence can be committed by friends, strangers, acquaintances, or partners. This term is often used because it is a more inclusive term and in order to recognize that it can happen to anyone no matter gender or sexual orientation. We believe it is important to take action and use prevention and education to care for our community.

Important UF stats:

  • 30.1% of undergraduate women and 7.7% of undergraduate men experienced nonconsensual sexual contact by force or inability to consent
  • 19% of graduate women and 3.9% of graduate men experienced nonconsensual sexual conduct by force or inability to consent. The rate for graduate women increased 6.6% since the 2015 survey.
  • 14.8% of transgender, nonbinary or genderqueer undergraduate and graduate students experienced nonconsensual sexual contact by force or inability to consent.
  • Almost half of UF students (45%) experienced at least one type of harassment.
  • Students who report identifying with a disability, and non-heterosexual students were nearly twice as likely to experience non-consensual sexual contact.Source UF AAU Spring 2019