Campaign wants students to speak up

Red flags and informational signs dot the field in front of Central Dining Hall. The flags represent those who have been victims of  sexual and dating violence. Photo by Justin Perry  |  The Appalachian
The Red Flag Campaign placed red flags on Sanford Mall this week to represent individuals affected by sexual and dating violence and flags remained on the mall Monday through Wednesday.

The Red Flag Campaign was launched by the Dean of Students Office and Opposing Abuse with Service, Information and Shelter, a group “dedicated to ending domestic violence and sexual assault in Watauga County,” according to, to encourage students so speak up if they see a “Red Flag” on campus.

After being inactive in 2011, Rape Prevention and Education Coordinator Jessica Pittman said that the campaign launched again in 2012 with changes in marketing and the format of the campaign.  

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