Red Flag Campaign

Office of Equity & Inclusion

red flag campaign

The Red Flag Campaign is a public awareness campaign designed to address dating violence and promote the prevention of dating violence on college campuses. Through using the “bystander intervention” strategy, the campaign encourages friends and other campus community members to “say something” when they see warning signs (“red flags”) for dating violence in a friend’s relationship. 

Red Flag Campaign 2019 - Get Involved!

  • Attend a campaign event. Scroll down to view the different events that will take place during the campaign. If you would like to encourage your students to attend through providing extra credit or making one of the presentations an assignment please e-mail Joanna Flanagan in the Office of Victim Advocacy. Joanna can assist you with tracking student attendance or any other needs.
  • Invite us to your classroom or student groupE-mail Joanna Flanagan to schedule a 15-minute presentation in any of your classes or groups. Joanna is CCSU’s victim advocate and provides services and training to the CCSU community. The presentation is co-facilitated by Joanna Flanagan and a trained student community organizer and will focus on identifying abusive behavior in dating relationships, signs of a healthy relationship and how to help a friend who may be experiencing abuse. This presentation is appropriate for classes in any academic discipline.
  • Connect with us on social media. CCSU community members are encouraged to engage with the Red Flag Campaign through our Instagram and Facebook If you post a picture with the red flag displays, be sure to tag us and use the hashtag redflagccsu.

Red Flag Campaign Events:

Story of Survival: Melissa Dohme Hill

Tuesday, October 15
1 p.m. – 3 p.m.
Founders Hall (in Davidson)

Melissa Dohme Hill is a survivor and advocate for dating and domestic violence. Melissa survived a brutal attack in 2012, where she was stabbed 32 times after leaving her abusive and jealous high school ex-boyfriend. Melissa will speak about the cycle of violence, controlling behaviors and red flags she experienced prior to the assault. Melissa will also speak about empowerment, healthy relationships and how to help a friend who may be experiencing dating violence. Melissa’s story was featured on 48 Hours: Live to Tell: One Last Hug.

Presentation is open to CCSU students, faculty and staff. Please let us know if you plan to attend!


Red Flag Campaign Day

Tuesday, October 29
11 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Student Center Circle (weather permitting - alternate location: Student Center Lobby)

The Red Flag Campaign student community organizers invite everyone to stop by and learn about the campaign and what you can do to prevent dating violence. Join us for interactive activities, photo opportunities, and giveaways. Free t-shirts available while supplies last!