S.O.S. News

Spring 2016 Recovery Yoga!

We are pleased to again offer "All Recovery Yoga" for anyone who is engaged in a healing process.   Participants will not be asked to disclose information about their recovery, but examples include: sexual assault, eating disorders, drug and alcohol use, mental health struggles, veterans of war. Yoga sessions will be taught by trained instructors from Transformation Yoga. We will offer a session at 3:00pm on Wed, Jan. 27th as part of the Live Well Festival at Perkins Student Center. The first session of Spring semester will be held on Thurs, Feb. 11th at at 7pm in 160 Carpenter Sports Building, and will be every Thurs night at 7pm thereafter. Sponsored by the Collegiate Recovery Community, Sexual Offense Support, and Student Wellness & Health Promotion.


Stalking & Cyberstalking

A rising trend on college campuses...

The National College Women Sexual Victimization Survey conducted in 2000 (Fisher, et. al.), surveyed 4,446 female students at 223 colleges and universities. Key findings:

A 2009 study (Kristina Baum, et. al., "Stalking Victimization in the United States," Washington D.C., BJS: 2009) found that:

Summaries of both studies are available at the Stalking Resource Center, which is a project of the National Center for Victims of Crime. It provides statistics, laws, helpful information and resources for victims of stalking.

If you suspect you are being stalked through technological means, it may not be safe for you to be on the internet. There are steps you can take to erase a trail of your internet surfing, but it cannot be completely untraceable. If you are in a remote location and feel it is safe for you to explore the internet, the following are excellent resources providing safety information, strategies and resources if you are being stalked or cyberstalked, as well as general information.

Cyberstalking & Stalking Resources:

Delaware Stalking Law
Working to Halt Abuse Online

Love Me Not
National Center for Victims of Crime -- Cyberstalking Info
Cyberangels
Privacy Rights Clearinghouse

If you suspect you are being stalked and you would like to talk to a supportive victim advocate right now, (24 hrs/day) call 302-831-2226. The person who answers will take a first name and phone number and the S.O.S. Victim Advocate on duty will call you back within 10 minutes.

Upcoming Events!

Thurs, Feb. 11th, 7:00pm
All Recovery Yoga
160 Carpenter Sports Bldg.
We are excited to have FREE weekly All Recovery Yoga return for Spring! Classes resume on 2/11 and will be weekly on Thurs nights at 7pm. Unlike other yoga classes, this practice focuses on poses that are restorative, rather than those with the potential to be triggering. Taught by Transformation Yoga and sponsored by the Collegiate Recovery Community and Sexual Offense Support (S.O.S.)
Tues, Feb. 23rd, 7:00pm
Yes Means Yes: Battling Rape Culture and Moving Towards a Positive Sexuality
Rodney Room, Perkins Student Center
Nationally known speaker & author Jessica Valenti, creator of the Feministing blog, will be on campus to speak about ending rape culture and striving toward a culture of positive sexuality. Sponsored by Sexual Assault Prevention & Education Committee. Call 831-3457 for information.
Wed, Feb. 24th, 7:00pm
All Recovery Yoga
160 Carpenter Sports Bldg.
We are excited to have FREE weekly All Recovery Yoga return for Spring! Classes resume on 2/11 and will be weekly on Thurs nights at 7pm. Unlike other yoga classes, this practice focuses on poses that are restorative, rather than those with the potential to be triggering. Taught by Transformation Yoga and sponsored by the Collegiate Recovery Community and Sexual Offense Support (S.O.S.)
Mon, Mar. 8th, 7:00pm
Gail Dines
Trabant Multi-Purpose Rooms
Sponsored by the Sexual Assault Prevention & Education Committee.
Wed, Mar. 9th, 7:00pm
Wellness Speaker Series: Aydian Dowling
Trabant Theater
Aydian Dowling is a FTM transgender businessman, activist, and model from Long Island, NY who has gained world-wide recognition as a lead contender in the 2015 Men's Health Magazine search for the "Ultimate Men's Health Guy". Aydian will speak about his journey transitioning, the importance of acceptance, and his experience's relationship to wellness. Sponsored by Pow! and TEDx UD. Call 831-3457 for information.
Wed, Mar. 16th, 7:00pm
Netflix and Chill?
Location TBA
Talking about sex can be scary. Find out how your peers ask for sex in this fun, interactive exercise. Learn more about verbal, and non-verbal indicators your partner may use to indicate consent or not-consent, and learn some new sexy ways to ask! Presented by Sexual Offense Support (S.O.S.) and sponsored by the Sexual Assault Prevention & Education Committee.
Tues, April 19th, 7:00pm
Wellness Speaker Series: Quiet Riot Comedy Theater
Trabant Multi-Purpose Rms A&B
Composed of two brothers, Bill and David Mettler, Quiet Riot combines comedy, mime, storytelling, music and sound effects to discuss the importance of kindness in all aspects of life. The audience will explore how kindness towards themselves and others can impact leadership and role modeling, leading to a healthier life. Sponsored by Pow! and TEDx UD. Call 831-3457 for information.