Where Do You Stand? Human Continuum #recognize
7:00pm, Redding Residence Hall Lounge
You will not sit during this program! It is designed to help you clarify where you stand regarding a variety of sexual situations and whether they rise to the level of sexual harassment, sexual assault, or sexual abuse. Presented by UD's Sexual Offense Support (S.O.S.).
Wanna Smush? #recognize
7:00pm, Brown Residence Hall Lounge
Gallery, Perkins Student Center
Talking about sex can be scary. Find out how your peers ask for sex in this fun, interactive exercise. Learn about verbal and non-verbal indicators your partner may use to indicate consent or non-consent, and learn some sexy new ways to ask! Presented by UD's Sexual Offense Support at UD.
"Virgins and Sluts" with Sexologist, Dr. Jill McDevitt#recognize
Trabant Multi-Purpose Rooms A & B
Via carefully selected video clips and anonymous audience-submitted stories, slut-shaming and virginity pledges will be explored from a feminist perspective, illuminating how America's obsession with the sex lives of women is used as a tool of oppression. From historical uses of the "virgin/whore complex" like the hanging of bloody marital bedsheets in the public square, to modern incidences such as high school purity dances and the Sandra Fluke/birth control/Rush Limbaugh/slut fiasco, this workshop will engage students to explore the role of sexuality as it relates to gender equality and violence. Dr. Jill McDevitt is a nationally recognized speaker, blogger, activist, and sexologist. She has a B.A. in Sexuality, Marriage, and Family, an M.Ed. in Human Sexuality Education, and a Ph.D. in Human Sexuality. For more information about Dr. Jill McDevitt go to www.thesexologist.org
Get Up, Stand Up: Be a Courageous Bystander! #support
Independence West Residence Hall Lounge
Have you ever heard a sexist or homophobic joke and wished you had confronted it? Witnessed someone name-calling or hitting another person? Seen a woman passed out drunk in a room at a house party, then a man goes in and closes the door? Were you left with the nagging feeling that someone should have intervened...yet getting involved felt too risky? According to www.safeandrespectful.org, a "Courageous Bystander" is someone who takes an active role in promoting a respectful environment, or who takes action to safely and responsibly interfere with abusive behaviors, statements, or attitudes. This interactive program helps participants learn ways to be a courageous bystander and possibly save someone from victimization and trauma.
Sexual Assault Prevention & Education Committee
The Committee is made up of students, student organizations, and faculty & staff from a variety of University offices and departments. The SAPE Committee plans Sexual Assault Awareness Month events in April, as well as other events on campus year-round. The Bystander Intervention theme is intended to encourage and empower University of Delaware students to be active bystanders when you see a situation you identify as bothersome or dangerous. The goal is to teach skills to be able to recognize what sexual assault is, intervene when you hear comments that promote sexual assault, intervene to prevent a potential sexual assault situation, and be able to support your friends who are survivors of sexual violence.
Sincere thanks to all who help to plan and support Sexual Assault Awareness Events throughout the year: Campus & Public Safety, Center for Black Culture, Center for Counseling & Student Development, Department of Women and Gender Studies, Graphics Communications Center, Greek Council, Inter-Fraternity Council, Office of Communications and Marketing, Office of the Dean of Students, Office of Equity & Inclusion, Office of Residence Life, Office of Student Conduct, Office of Student Life, Panhellenic Council, SCPAB, Sexual Offense Support, Student Health Service, Student Wellness & Health Promotion, Students Acting for Gender Equality, and University Student Centers.
"How Domestic Violence Changed My Life" with
Miss Delaware, Brittany Lewis
7:30pm, 115 Purnell Hall
Join us for a talk with the current Miss Delaware, whose platform is Domestic Violence. This event will shed light on the issue of domestic violence and honors Phi Sigma Sigma's sister Allison Schmidt, who lost her life to domestic violence. Sponsored by Phi Sigma Sigma and the Sexual Assault Prevention & Education Committee. Read more on the facebook page.
Allison Schmidt Domestic Violence Memorial Walk
11:00am Sign-In, 11:30am Walk Begins
Newark Reservoir, Old Paper Mill Rd
Join Phi Sigma Sigma for this Memorial Walk to remember Phi Sigma Sigma's sister Allison Schmidt, who lost her life to domestic violence, and all dating/domestic violence victims who have lost their lives at the hands of an abusive partner. Your $5 purchase of the Memorial Walk shirt serves as your entrance fee to the walk.
Donate items for survivors of Domestic Violence
Phi Sigma Sigma will be collecting toiletries, non-perishable food items, especially: canned tuna, canned soup, coffee, coffee creamer, rice, instant mashed potatoes, mac n cheese, cooking oil, powdered juice mixes, hot cocoa mix, sugar, instant oatmeal, household items, especially: laundry detergent, toilet paper, trash bags, Ziploc freezer bags, cleaning supplies, paper towels, and clothing such as slippers for women and children, bath robes, pajamas. Items will be provided to survivors as they leave protective shelters in Delaware run by Child, Inc.
Donate used cell phones & cleaning supplies
at Student Wellness & Health Promotion, 231 S. College Ave.
Donate your used cell phones to benefit the Delaware Coalition Against Domestic Violence. Donate cleaning supplies being collected by Child, Inc. for domestic violence survivors when they leave protective shelters in Delaware. Both of these non-profit agencies actively work to end dating & domestic violence and to assist survivors. The drive has been organized by our Dating Violence Counselor. Call 831-3457 to schedule an appointment.
Call Student Wellness & Health Promotion, 831-3457 if you have questions about these events.
If you have experienced sexual assault or intimate partner violence, help is available. Call 831-2226 and ask to be put in touch with an S.O.S. Victim Advocate. The advocate on duty will call you back within 10 minutes. Or Call Student Wellness & Health Promotion at 831-3457 to make an appointment with a professional staff member during business hours. For more information about sexual assault at UD see the www.udel.edu/gbv.