SOS Inaugural "Keep Moving Forward" 5K!
Join S.O.S. on Sun 9/21 for our first ever 5K to benefit S.O.S.' work assisting survivors of sexual assault, intimate partner violence & stalking. There will be t-shirts, refreshments, prizes for Race categories. Register at: Races2Run. Registration begins at Noon, Race at 1pm. Together we can Keep Moving Forward to make our community safer and we can encourage survivors to Keep Moving Forward in their lives!
Support & Counseling
Support & Counseling Services Options:
- On-campus support is available by phone 24 hours/day from trained S.O.S. Victim Advocates. To contact S.O.S., call the Health Center at 302-831-2226. The staff will take a first name and phone number and the Victim Advocate on duty will call you back within 10 minutes.
- During the initial crisis period after victimization, one-on-one appointments for support, crisis intervention, and follow-up care are provided by the S.O.S. Coordinator. Call 302-831-3457 to make an appointment.
- Sexual Assault Survivors' Support Groups are also offered by S.O.S.. To find out more or get involved with the next group, contact Student Wellness & Health Promotion at 302-831-3457. Group closes after 2 sessions, so calling earlier in the semester is recommended.
- Counseling is available at the Center for Counseling and Student Development which is located above the bookstore in the Perkins Student Center. To make an appointment with an intake counselor, call the Counseling Center at 302-831-2141.
- If you are struggling with sexual abuse that occurred during childhood, you may wish to contact SOAR, Survivors Of Abuse in Recovery, at 302-655-3953. SOAR offers both individual and group counseling and functions on a sliding-fee scale for those without insurance.
- S.O.S. or the Counseling Center can make referrals to counselors in private practice who specialize in these topics. Call Student Wellness & Health Promotion and ask to speak to Angela for a referral, 302-831-3457. Or call the Counseling Center at 302-831-2141.
- Contact Lifeline offers rape crisis services similar to those provided by S.O.S. for the state of Delaware. Contact Lifeline offers regular support groups for sexual assault survivors in Wilmington and Newark. 1-800-262-9800.
- RAINN, Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network, offers a national hotline, by phone at 1-800-656-HOPE (4673) and online.
- Often it helps to tell someone you trust such as a close and trusted friend, parent, or other family member about the assault. Having a system of support is very important for survivors after a sexual assault.
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.
Brown Residence Hall
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 Sexual Offense Support (S.O.S.).
"Virgins & Sluts" presented by Guest Speaker: Sexologist, Dr. Jill McDevitt
Trabant Multi-Purpose Rms 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
Be the Change - Join us for Altitude's 5K Race. Register at www.races2run.com.
2nd Annual Halloween Extravaganza!
Come out for a night of dancing, games, refreshments, costumes, candy, and PRIZES! Stay tuned for details!
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? 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. Presented by Sexual Offense Support (S.O.S.).