Frequently Asked Questions
Relationship violence happens when someone uses patterns of controlling behavior to gain or maintain power and control over their partner. People involved in violent or abusive relationships often experience a variety of complex emotions including fear and humiliation. Types of violence or abuse include: verbal, emotional, financial, spiritual, physical, sexual, harassment, and stalking. Relationship violence includes: dating violence, domestic violence or sexual violence. Please click here to learn more about the different kinds of abuse.
Relationship violence is not limited to any specific age, ability, gender identity, sexual orientation, ethnicity, or socioeconomic status. Relationship violence can affect anyone.
The National College Health Assessment (NCHA) has been administered at Mount Royal since 2006. In 2008, questions regarding dating violence were introduced to the survey (Warthe & Tutty, 2008; 2010, 2013; 2016). Consistently, 30% of those surveyed have reported experiencing dating violence at some point in their lives. As leaders in creating safer and more inclusive communities for everyone, our team at Mount Royal is working hard to increase our campus' capacity around dating violence awareness, supports and prevention.
Please click here to visit Mount Royal's Sexual Violence Response & Awareness web page to learn more about the university's new sexual violence policies as well as supports available to students that are specific to dating violence.