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Take Back The Night

October is Domestic Violence Awareness month. According to the Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women, “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.”  

The Dean of Students Office at the University of North Florida hosts programming to raise awareness of these types of behaviors to our students. Domestic violence can happen to anyone, anywhere. We want our students to stay safe and be aware of the resources available to them should they find themselves in a situation like domestic violence.  

Take Back The Night (TBTN) is a worldwide initiative to take a stand against domestic violence and UNF participates in this movement by hosting our own Take Back the Night event.

This year we will Take Back The Night on Wednesday, October 9, 2024 beginning at 4pm in Osprey Plaza. 

Join us this year in the stand against interpersonal violence and dating/domestic violence. 

Purple domestic violence ribbon

Schedule of Events: Wednesday, October 9, 2024

TBTN Awareness Fair 

When: 4pm 
Where: Osprey Plaza 
What: Activities, Refreshments, & On/Off-Campus Resources 

Take Back The Night March 

When: TBD
Where: Starts in Osprey Plaza - route to be announced!
What: March Across Campus 
Chant: We're here forever, we're here to stay,
Take Back the Night, Take Back the Day

TBTN Programming 

When: TBD 
Where: Osprey Plaza 
What: Speakers, Performers, Raffle, candelight vigil, and more! 

Campus and Additional Resources