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Red Flag Campaign: See Something. Say Something.

The Red Flag Campaign is a bystander intervention program designed to connect the NWACC community through education and empowerment. 

We want to create awareness and provide outreach for issues surrounding domestic violence, dating violence, stalking and sexual assault. We want to have a community where everyone is encouraged to speak up and speak out against violence and harassment.

Students are encouraged to self-report by going to the Department of Public Safety, the Director of Community Standards and/or the Dean of Students Office. Employees are encouraged to report to our Department of Public Safety and/or Human Resources.

NWACC has a zero tolerance policy for gender-based misconduct, including sexual harassment, discriminatory harassment, domestic violence, dating violence, stalking and other acts of harassment and/or discrimination congruent with our campus policy. We do not encourage placing yourself in a potentially dangerous situation by standing up to someone who is being abusive or disrespectful, but rather, encourage you to help get assistance for those being harassed. Find the full policy on Title IX

 National Red Flag Campaign



Domestic Violence is a pattern of abusive behavior in any relationship that is used by one partner to gain or maintain power and control over another intimate partner. Domestic violence can be physical, sexual, emotional, economic, or psychological actions or threats of actions that influence another person. This includes any behaviors that intimidate, manipulate, humiliate, isolate, frighten, terrorize, coerce, threaten, blame, hurt, injure, or wound someone.

Domestic violence can happen to anyone regardless of race, age,
sexual orientation, religion, or gender. Domestic violence affects people of all socioeconomic backgrounds and education levels. Domestic violence occurs in both opposite-sex and same-sex relationships and can happen to intimate partners who are married, living together, or dating.

Dating violence is a pattern of assaultive and controlling behaviors that one person uses against another in order to gain or maintain power and control in the relationship. Dating Violence is defined as the physical, sexual, or psychological/emotional violence within a dating relationship. It can occur in person or electronically and may occur between a current or former dating partner. Other terms used include: relationship abuse, intimate partner violence, relationship violence, dating abuse, domestic abuse, domestic violence, and stalking.

Stalking is a pattern of repeated and unwanted attention, harassment, contact, or any other course of conduct directed at a specific person that would cause a reasonable person to feel fear for his or her safety or the safety of others and/or suffersubstantial emotional distress.

Contact Information

If you are in an abusive relationship, or feel that you are victim of stalking on our college campus, please contact the Dean of Students office at 479-619-4234,  the Director of Community Standards at 479-619-4315, or the Department of Public Safety at 479-619-4229.  You can email us at

For employees in need of assistance, please contact our the Department of Public Safety or Lisa Milam in Human Resources at 479-619-2679.

NWACC has counseling services available on campus for students through a partnership with Ozark Guidance Center.  

Counseling Information:

Meagan Ruffing, Mental Health Counselor
(479) 986-4064

Counseling & Wellness Center
(479) 619-4128


Community Resources:

Peace at Home Family Shelter
Fayetteville, AR
Crisis Hotline: 1-877-442-9811

Northwest Arkansas Women's Shelter
Rogers, AR
Crisis Hotline: 1-800-775-9011
Local: 479-246-9999

NWA Rape Crisis Center
2367 North Green Acres Rd., Ste 1
Fayetteville, AR 72703
479-445-6448/ Fax 877-433-8930
24 Hour Hotline: 1-800-794-4175
Ozark Guidance Center
2508 SE 20th St.
Bentonville, AR 72712
Benton County Prosecutor's Office
Victim Witness Coordinator

Washington County Prosecutor's Office
Victim Assistance Coordinator