The Red Zone is NOW...
The period of time between the start of school and Thanksgiving break is the "Red Zone," when college students - especially freshmen - have the most vulnerability & highest risk of being sexually assaulted. Sexual assault is NEVER the victim's fault. All Blue Hens help to make our campus safer when you #recognize dangerous situations, #support your friends & any potential victims, and #intervene in a safe way or seek help. Share your bystander intervention experiences on twitter & instagram and tag Student Wellness @UD_UseYourPower. Ask for consent every time in every sexual encounter, and respect your partner's boundaries if they say no. Tell us how you ask using #iaskforconsent!
- Victims who file a police report in Delaware (whether the case is pursued by the Attorney General's Office or not) are eligible to have medical expenses, mental health counseling costs, lost wages from missed work, damaged property, and a list of other expenses paid for by the Victim's Compensation Assistance Program. The S.O.S. Coordinator has copies of the application forms at Student Wellness & Health Promotion and can assist you with this process.Victims must have a qualified Victim Services professional sign the application form and the S.O.S. Coordinator or our DV Counselor may serve as your signer.
- If you reported your assault to University officials so that charges could be brought through the Office of Student Conduct and you eventually choose to withdraw from the University because of your assault, you may be able to receive a partial refund for what you paid for the semester. You can discuss these options with the S.O.S. Coordinator, the Dean of Students, or staff at the Office of Student Conduct.
To reach the SOS Victim Advocate on duty (24 hrs/day) call 302-831-2226. The person who answers will take a first name and phone number and the advocate will call you back within 10 minutes.
Speaker & Sexual Assault Survivor Debra Puglisi Sharp
123 Memorial Hall
Debbie is a Delaware resident whose story was in the news on a daily basis as it unfolded in April, 1998. Come hear her powerful story including the recording of her 911 call to police that freed her from captivity. Learn more: www.puglisisharp.com. Sponsored by S.O.S. and UD's Sexual Assault Prevention & Education Committee.
Where Do You Stand? - Human Continuum Exercise
123 Memorial Hall
This program, facilitated by members of S.O.S. will 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. Sponsored by S.O.S. and UD's Sexual Assault Prevention & Education Committee.
Project led by the newly forming Men's Action Network
Stop by Perkins Kiosk on Friday for a chance to win a UD Bookstore gift card! Just spend a few moments sharing your thoughts for a project on masculinity, gender norms, and engaging men in gender-based violence prevention.