Each year, in conjunction with campus and community partners, the Center on Domestic Violence holds Love, Sex, Lies: An Intimacy Check-up. About 1000 Auraria students, faculty and staff participate in the two-day event, which screens for relationship abuse and provides counseling.
The event is held for three reasons:
It creates greater awareness of issues related to interpersonal violence for the campus community.
Students have a more difficult time excelling academically when they’re in an unhealthy relationship.
It provides critical resources and counseling to the participants reported having been “hit, kicked or punched” in their current or most recent relationship (about 10%) or say they had experienced sexual violence (about 5%).