October is Dating/Domestic Violence Awareness Month
We are accepting donations of cell phones to benefit the Delaware Coalition Against Domestic Violence and cleaning supplies which Child, Inc. will provide to 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. Drop off your donations to Student Wellness & Health Promotion, 231 S. College Avenue through October.
- If you are a resident of University Residence Halls, and your assailant lives nearby, the staff in your hall may be able to facilitate an expedient move for your safety and wellbeing. See your Resident Assistant and/or Hall Director for more information about your options. They may also be able to assist you in reaching some of the other resources mentioned in this website. You can also call the S.O.S. 24 hour number to have a Victim Advocate assist you in seeking Emergency Housing whether on or off campus.
- If you rent an apartment OFF CAMPUS and you have experienced a sexual assault or an incidence of intimate partner violence, you have both short-term and long-term relocation options. You may be a candidate for on-campus Emergency Housing. To learn more, call the S.O.S. 24 hour service to speak with a Victim Advocate. You may also wish to go to a DV Shelter in Delaware. A Victim Advocate can also assist you in seeking these services and securing transportation. Finally, in the long term, you may be eligible for a Delaware law in the Tenant-Landlord code that allows victims to be released from their lease agreement without financial penalty. Professionals who work with victims must write a letter verifying the eligibility. To speak with a professional on campus about this option, contact Student Wellness & Health Promotion at 302-831-3457 during business hours and set up an appointment with Angela Seguin. You can always call S.O.S. 24 hours/day for more information. Call 302-831-2226 (Student Health), ask to be put in touch with S.O.S. They will ask for a first name & phone number and the S.O.S. volunteer will call you back within 10 minutes.
- If you are concerned that you may be in danger of physical abuse or sexual assault by an intimate partner (boyfriend, girlfriend, ex, etc.), and you don't wish to utilize S.O.S. advocacy, you may call Delaware's Domestic Violence Hotline at 302-762-6110. Hotline staff can provide you with information about area shelters where you can go as a temporary safe place to stay. The hotline staff will be able to answer questions you have about utilizing a shelter and other services offered. A friend may call for you to gather information, but ultimately the hotline staff member will need to speak with the victim directly.
- If you think that you are in a potentially abusive or violent relationship but you aren't sure, or you think you may have experienced a sexual assault, you can call S.O.S. and speak to a volunteer 24 hours/day to discuss your concerns, learn about options, and get referrals to helpful resources. Or make an appointment with our DV Counselor by calling Student Wellness & Health Promotion at 831-3457 during business hours.
- If you are in immediate danger, call 911 for police assistance.
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.
Drives to benefit Domestic Violence survivors
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.
October 20, 21, 22nd: 12:30-2:00pm
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.
2nd Annual Halloween Extravaganza!
Come out for a night of dancing, games, refreshments, costumes, candy, and PRIZES! Stay tuned for details! Check out all of the campus Halloween events this week!
Get Up, Stand Up! Be a Courageous Bystander
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? 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. Presented by Sexual Offense Support (S.O.S.).
European Standards for Sex Education from the World Health Organization
Speaker: Olaf Kapella, Austrian Institute for Family Studies, University of Vienna
STAR Campus, 540 S. College Ave.
Over the past few decades, there have been many developments that highlight the need for sexuality education including: the proliferation of social media, the global spread of HIV/AIDS, increasing concerns about the sexual abuse of children and adolescents, and changing attitudes toward sexuality & sexual behavior of youth, and the globalization and migration of people with different cultural & religious backgrounds. In the face of it, Europe is not leaving young people alone to deal with misinformation, stereotypes and myths about sex. Learn about the World Health Organization's standards for sex education in Europe. Sponsored by the Delaware Division of Public Health and many UD offices and departments. See the flyer.