“Abuse is not a slap, a punch, or a curse.  Abuse is a campaign.  A vigorous, concerted effort to accomplish a purpose.”

UMBC seeks to improve overall UMBC Community health by encouraging pro-social relationship behaviors and lifestyle changes that can positively impact our community. We are working to build a comprehensive campus-wide atmosphere of awareness and support for the prevention of intimate partner violence. UMBC wants to prevent intimate partner violence so that all UMBC students can be successful in their educational pursuits and as members of society at large—as parents, spouses, partners, researchers, co-workers, family members and leaders.

We do this by providing information, resources and tools that the UMBC community can use to learn more and to become an active member in the awareness and prevention efforts to end relationship violence.

In recognition of Sexual Assault Awareness Month, join the Women’s Center and UHS on Commons Terrace and let’s take back the night.

Events and activities include:

  • Community Resource Fair (includes FORCE: Upsetting Rape Culture, Hollaback Baltimore, Hope Works, and Turn Around)
  • The Clothesline Project
  • The Speak Out Forum
  • March Against Sexual Violence
  • Solidarity Performance (in the Commons Sports Zone)

Stay tuned by liking the Women’s Center at UMBC and Critical Social Justice on Facebook and following our Twitters:


Also, #UMBCtbtn is the official hashtag, so follow us there, too!

Wanna learn more about what Take Back The Night is?

Visit www.takebackthenight.org for more information.

This event is co-sponsored by: The Women’s Center, UHS Health Education, and the President’s Commission for Women

Get Involved – Contact the Office of Student Affairs @ 410.455.2393

Immediate Danger Call 911  |  Report an incident |  24-Hour Hotline 410.828.6390

University Police 410.455.5555  |   Counseling Services 410.455.2472  |  Health Services 410.455.2542  |  Women’s Center 410.455.2714