January is National Stalking Awareness Month. Click here to find out what Marshall’s Violence Prevention and Response Program is doing to support victims and educate students on stalking.
What is the legal definition of stalking?
According to Title IX and the Clery Act, stalking is: engaging in a course of conduct directed at a specific person that would cause a reasonable to (1) Fear for the person’s safety of others; or (2) Suffer substantial emotional distress.
What does stalking look like?
- Repeated calls or texts
- Unwanted gifts
- Showing up to your place of work or home
- Damages to personal property
- Use of technology to track your whereabouts
- Threats made toward you or those around you
“What can I do if I am being stalked?”
- If you are in immediate danger, please call 911.
- Contact the National Domestic Violence Hotline: 1-800-799-3224
- Violence Prevention and Response Program: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Marshall University Police Department: 304-696-4357
For more information, visit the Stalking Prevention, Awareness, & Resource Center.