April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month!
Use Your Power! Come out to our events during Sexual Assault Awareness Month #saam to learn more so you can #recognize dangerous situations, #support a friend, or learn how to #intervene. Tweet & instagram our hashtags. Ask for consent every time in every sexual encounter. Tell us about it at #iaskforconsent! Read about all our events at www.udel.edu/saam. Call Student Wellness at 831-3457 if you have questions about the events.
S.O.S. - Sexual Offense Support
Sexual Offense Support is a volunteer organization providing support to survivors of all forms of sexual assault, intimate partner violence, and stalking, as well as educating the University of Delaware community on these topics.
S.O.S. is made up of undergraduate and graduate student volunteers, with some staff and community volunteers. S.O.S. is a program of Student Wellness & Health Promotion on campus. Please explore our website to learn more about our services, assistance for victims, how you can volunteer, and other helpful information. Or call Student Wellness & Health Promotion at 302-831-3457.
How do you Ask for Consent?
A heavily intoxicated person cannot give consent. Having sex with someone who is "out of it" is rape. Protect yourself and your partner. Be sure you clearly ask for consent and only proceed if your partner says "yes" and seems into it!
Ways to Ask for Consent:
Can I kiss you?
May I hold your hand?
How far are you comfortable going?
Do you want to have sex?
Have you ever done...?
Would you like to try it with me?
Do you want to go further?
Verbal Signals that indicate "slow down" and possibly "no":
I'm not sure if I'm ready.
I don't know if I want to.
I think I've had too much to drink.
Whoa, this is moving too fast.
I don't feel right.
Ways to check things out if your partner seems hesitant:
What would you like to do right now?
Is this ok?
Are you ok?
Do you want to stop?
You seem quiet. Are you sure?
Is there anything you don't want to do?
- Are you comfortable right now?
Non-verbal expressions of "no":
- Lack of eye contact
- Discomfort, being "antsy", turning away from you
- Crossing arms or holding arms tight to the body
- Freezing, not responding to you physically
- Pushing you away
- Trying to curl into a ball
- Stiffening muscles
To reach the SOS Victim Advocate on duty 24 hours/day call 302-831-2226. The Student Health Service staff member who answers will take a first name and phone number and the S.O.S. Victim Advocate will call you back within 10 minutes.
You may also wish to learn more from your own computer. You are encouraged to explore this site, and also visit www.udel.edu/sexualassault to learn more about UD's Policy, victim options, and answers to frequently asked questions.
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