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About the Red Flag Campaign


The Red Flag Campaign is a campus-based campaign designed to raise awareness and educate people about being active bystanders. It encourages people to SAY SOMETHING if they see a "Red Flag" on campus. "Red Flags" include sexual misconduct, dating/domestic violence and stalking.

Appalachian State University educates, and trains our Mountaineer community to be Active Bystanders. We take part in campus-wide acknowledgement and awareness of Red Flags through information exchanges, educational and awareness programs, and trainings.


College-aged females experience the highest per capita rates of sexual violence and dating abuse- at a rate almost triple the national average. 12% of completed rapes, 35% of attempted rapes, and 22% of threatened rapes occur on a date. 32% of college students report having been in a violent relationship.

Interpersonal violence is on college campuses, and absolutely preventable. People can be educated and motivated to intervene when they see a Red Flag and stop perpetration before it happens- and that's just what Appalachian State University's Red Flag Campaign is all about.


The Red Flag Campaign is comprised of approximately 15-20 Red Flag Educators who are responsible for training and educating their peers on interpersonal, dating and sexual violence. The Campaign focuses on social-marketing, programs to raise awarness, and a series of trainings.

Tiered Training Series

Tier 1: Introductions to Ending Violence

By attending this interactive training, you will have an opportunity to:

  • Learn about engaging in relationships;
  • Define interpersonal and sexual violence;
  • Explore statistics of interpersonal and sexual violence; and
  • Learn about oppressive language, consent, and victim blaming,

Tier 2: Active Bystander Intervention

By attending this interactive training, you will have an opportunity to:

  • Discuss Healthy vs. Unhealthy relationships;
  • Gain a better understanding of the University's definition of consent, how to know you have it, and how to ask for it;
  • Explore statistics of sexual violence;
  • Identify red flags of interpersonal violence;
  • Learn what it means to be an active bystander and how to safely and effectively intervene; and
  • Become knowledgeable in both on and off campus resources.

Tier 3: Combating Rape Culture: A Guide to Activism

By attending this interactive training, you will have an opportunity to:

  • Understand what Rape Culture is and how it is perpetuated;
  • Dismantle rape myths;
  • Discuss sexism, patriarchy, privilege and gender roles; and
  • Learn things you can do daily to combat Rape Culture.

Program Request Form

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