Red Flag Project supports healthy relationships


As part of the 2021 Domestic Violence Awareness Month (DVAM) activities, the Red Flag project is looking for volunteer offices, departments and student clubs and organizations.

The mission of the Red Flag Project is to engage students, staff and faculty in a campus wide dialogue about interpersonal violence through the creation of a communal art project that will consist of red and green flags.  The red flags will have a word or phrase hand-written on it that describes an unhealthy relationship. Green flags will have language that describes a healthy relationship.

The flags will then be on display the week of Oct. 25-29 on the southwest lawn at the Student Union.

Volunteer organizations should contact University Counseling Center organizers Christina Kelly Lecluyse and Katy Riney to receive participation materials. The packet will include all the needed materials for the flag assembly: red and green flag triangles, dowels, tape, sharpies and will be delivered to any organization that is interested in participating.

Materials must be returned to the University Counseling Center by Wednesday, Oct. 20, 2021 to be incorporated into the project.

On-line materials are available for viewing during flag creation that can facilitate a discussion and be the inspiration for what gets written on the flags.

We thank our existing partners on campus: Center for Student Wellness, Women’s Resource Center, Student Life Center and the McCluskey Center for Violence Prevention. We look forward to welcoming interested organizations from across campus.