Office for the Prevention of Domestic Violence

Domestic Violence

Intimate Partner Violence on College Campuses

Information for Students

If your current or previous partner is making you feel uncomfortable or doing things that don’t feel okay, you are not alone.  Verbal, physical, and sexual violence are common in young adult relationships, but no one deserves to be treated poorly and there are ways to get help.  This guide includes some information about what behaviors are considered abusive during a relationship. If any of these scenarios sound familiar, you may want to consider telling someone you trust or contacting one of the helplines listed at the bottom of this guide.  Intimate partner violence is a serious problem; if you think you’re being abused, know that you don’t deserve it and there are people who can help.

Examples of abusive behavior:
Psychological/Threats and Intimidation
Signs you may be in a relationship with an abusive partner:
Your partner:
What can you do if you think you are in a relationship with an abusive partner?

If you think you might be in a relationship with someone who is abusing you in any way, you can:

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