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Not on Our Grounds

Promoting a healthy community free of abuse and violence at the University of Virginia
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Bystander Training

These in-depth sessions are designed to equip participants with the necessary connection, knowledge, and skill to increase their proactive and reactive bystander behaviors. Sign up online.

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The #HOOSGotYourBack campaign is in full swing! Here are some of our supporters wearing their T-shirts. Learn more about #HGYB.


Not on Our Grounds is a University of Virginia initiative dedicated to ending power-based personal violence through a series of strategic prevention efforts. Learn more.

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Green Dot Bystander Training

Sign up for an in-depth training session to provide knowledge and skills to increase proactive and reactive bystander behaviors.

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Green Dot Overview Talk

Sign up for a 45-minute presentation that introduces the basic elements of Green Dot and a common language we can use at UVA.

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Student Groups

There are many student organizations around Grounds that provide resources and trainings to the University community.


  • 94% of UVA students intervene when they notice a problem*
  • 2K+ have signed the pledge
  • 45 bystander trainings

*From the February 2017 Health Survey with responses from 1,010 UVA students

I Pledge to...

Sexual and gender-based violence will not end until we, as members of the University of Virginia community, accept responsibility to become part of the solution. That responsibility encompasses words, actions, and beliefs that directly combat sexual violence and help to build a safer community.

Take the Pledge