HOW TO MAKE THE MOST OF YOUR CIRCLE OF 6

Circle of 6 is a community and a state of mind. It fosters the formation of groups based on trust and accountability and promotes a culture of care, where friends look out for each other and work together to eliminate violence in their communities. Ideally, all of your friends will be part of the solution, whether or not they’re in your circle.

HERE ARE SOME WAYS TO CHOOSE YOUR CIRCLE:

THINK

Take time when choosing your 6 friends. Think carefully: who is likely to answer your text? Who keeps their phone on and next to their pillow at night? Who is reliable? Who do you trust to have your back?

KEEP IT LOCAL

Make sure that at least half of your Circle lives close by, so when you need them they’re a short trip away.

TALK IT OVER

You should talk to the people who you want to add and make sure they understand the responsibilities involved. Would you return the favor?

TRUST

Your Circle should be made up of people you know you can trust. It can include friends from home, your Resident Advisor and people you feel safe with.

REVISE

Remember: it’s only 2 taps to change your circle! Keep your people up to date if you move dorms, go abroad or make new friends!

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A GROUP FOR SUPPORT, CONVERSATION AND HELP

What’s the best way to support a friend who may have been sexually assaulted? What are the right words to interrupt a situation when someone looks uncomfortable? Check out these resources to learn how to listen, be supportive and stand up for safety. By getting informed about sexual consent and healthy relationships, you can be a better friend to people in your circle and your community.

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