Whether you’re going to college for the first time or you’re a returning student, it’s exciting. The excitement and potential for new friendships, new experiences, and opportunity fill your lungs like fresh air. The energy on campus is infectious. Some students are inside reading and debating while others are taking a break and playing field games with friends. College is a time when students should be free to discover their interests and expand their world perspective. Every student needs to have the right to fully explore opportunities on campus and pursue their passions.
Imagine being the you who isn’t afraid to try something new. Imagine being defined by the choices you’ve made, not by the actions of others. Imagine being there for your friends and knowing that they’re there for you. Revolar will take an unprecedented stand against campus assault and partner violence. Together, we can unleash the strength of individual students and the power of caring communities. We can combine the promise of technology with a message of unity and a platform for powerful stories. We can empower students to reimagine campus culture and help each other soar. Everyone has the right to feel safe and deserves to enjoy every moment, that’s why we built Revolar. Revolar exists to build confidence in students and to support the positive, safe college experience for all.
The Facts About Sexual Assault on Campus
Sexual assault happens to approximately 1 in 5 women during their college years and approximately 1 in 20 men. These statistics are only for those incidents which have been reported. It’s estimated that only 20% of female victims will report to law enforcement. And worse still, 90% of campus assaults are said to have been committed by someone known to the victim. Incidents of sexual assault have the potential to hurt a student's college experience and even have the potential to affect life after college for many survivors.
5 Ways to Stay Safer on Campus
We believe that today’s college students reserve the right for college to be a positive, formative experience. Whether you’re a parent, a student, or a concerned citizen, we’ve laid out a short list of actions and behaviors which each and every one of us can take to fight sexual assault:
Add to Your Arsenal
We’ve created Revolar to not only combat sexual assault on campus, but also to help you, as college students, feel confident trying new experiences. With Revolar, you’ll know that you can always call for help if you are feeling unsafe or uncomfortable. With either 1, 2, or 3 presses of a button, you can send a Check-in, Yellow Alert, or Red Alert to friends or family. It’s discreet so you can notify loved ones without pulling out your phone, opening it, and sending a text or making a phone call. In most cases, you simply won’t have time for this, and even if you did, it would likely escalate a situation.
With Revolar’s notifications, sent from the press of a button, your loved ones can see your location and take appropriate action to make sure you are safe. You can customize the experience for your contacts and the messages that they receive. You can even use Revolar’s Ring Me feature so you can receive an automated phone call to help get you out of an uncomfortable situation. Reach out today to hear about Revolar and how we’re helping to make the world a safer place!