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

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.


All summer and fall 2020 FYCARE sessions will be offered through Zoom. The majority of sessions are provided during the Fall Semester, but limited workshop are also available for new students during the summer of 2020. Please remember that this is a mandatory program that must be completed before the end of the Fall Semester. To begin the process of registering for your FYCARE workshop, please log-in here.

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: What’s the big deal with date rape? No one really got hurt.
Fact: Any sexual violation can be emotionally traumatic, whether by a stranger, date, or intimate partner. The trauma can impact a person in many different ways, and those effects can last for a long time.