Women's Resources Center
First Year Campus Acquaintance Rape Education (FYCARE)
Campus Acquaintance Rape Education
Introduction

What is FYCARE?

The First Year Campus Acquaintance Rape Education [FYCARE] workshop is an interactive discussion on sexual assault that strives to build awareness and our capacity to create healthier relationships. This program recognizes that sexual assault is an act rooted in gender inequality, but also one that affects people of all gender-identities. Workshops are led by trained peer facilitators through an engaging discussion in a relaxed atmosphere, drawing upon their own experiences as students on this campus to keep the workshop informative and relatable.

What will FYCARE be about?

FYCARE discusses the dynamics of sexual assault, consent, bystander intervention, ways to support a survivor, and campus and community resources. Workshops are hosted in residence halls and centrally located academic buildings. As a significant public health concern that impacts an estimated 1 in 5 women and 1 in 16 men during their undergraduate career, FYCARE focuses on the ways that all students can be involved bystanders who can look out for the safety of one another.

Registration

First Year Care workshope are currently finished for the semester. Please check back next semester, or email fycare@illinois.edu.

Questions or Comments
If you have any questions, concerns, or any difficulty during the registration process, please e-mail fycare@illinois.edu. Should you need any accommodations (including, but not limited to, assistance with seating, large print materials, ASL interpreter, visual/audio assistance), please email us as well. Thank you for your cooperation with this important program.
Myth: Rape is about sex.
Fact: Rape has nothing to do with sex, but is an act of violence. Rape is about one person robbing someone else of their power and control. When someone is raped, their choice of when and where they express their sexuality has been taken away. Sex is a mutually shared experience; rape is a forced, coercive one.