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What is “The Red Zone”?

The “red zone” is shorthand for the first six weeks at the beginning of the school year when a disproportionate number of campus sexual assaults take place. The Department of Justice has identified the period between students’ arrival on campus in late August and Thanksgiving break as the stretch of time when a student is more likely to be assaulted than at any other point in their college career.

 

Why is it called the Red Zone? 

Because it is believed that there are more sexual assaults on U.S. college campuses during this time than any other time during the school year.

*This does NOT mean that sexual assaults do not happen at other times of the year* 

 

 

Week 1 (9/4 - 9/8): Resources

Taste of Oshkosh Scavenger Hunt

Tuesday, September 5, 11:00 AM-2:00 PM

Visit the Titan Life dome (Health Advocates) and pick up a scavenger hunt form. Find the organizations that are related to the prompt in each box. Once you have all boxes checked off, return to the Titan Life dome and enter to win great prizes donated by University Books & More!

Vision Wall Launch at Titan Nights

Friday, September 8, 8:00 PM-12:00 AM

The Vision Wall (keep scrolling down this webpage for more information) will be launched during Titan Nights. Find us in the Reeve Union concourse to contribute your response and to learn about student organizations who are engaged in sexual violence prevention on campus.

Week 2 (9/11 - 9/15): Myth or Fact

Are these five statements myth or fact?

  • Sexual assault includes more than penetrative intercourse.
  • The perpetrator in most sexual assault cases are strangers to the victims/survivors.
  • Consent can be obtained by repeatedly asking a person to engage in sex.
  • If a friend has been sexually assaulted and you call the police (university or city) for help while intoxicated and underage, neither you nor your friend will get a ticket.
  • Sexual assaults reported by UW Oshkosh students in 2016 always involved alcohol or drugs.

 

Answers will be posted to campus vision, the Red Zone collaborators’ social media, at tables in Reeve Union Concourse (11:30 AM-1:00 PM, Monday-Friday), and at the front desk of the Student Recreation and Wellness Center and Residence Halls.

Week 3 (9/18 - 9/22): Sexual Violence in the Media

RAINN Day

RAINN Day is an annual day of action to raise awareness and educate students about sexual violence on college campuses. It is a grassroots program designed to empower college students to educate their peers about risk reduction and recovery resources on their campus.

Join us September 18-21 in the Reeve Union Concourse from 11:30 AM – 1:00 to decorate ponchos. Then wear your poncho on the 21st to show your support for RAINN Day and help us raise awareness about sexual violence on campus. Rain boots and umbrellas are encouraged!

 

Bystander Intervention Training

Thursday, September 21, 11:30 AM-12:30 PM —- Student Success Center Room 101

In the Stronger and Safer Together Bystander Intervention Training Workshop, the goal is to give you the tools you need to safely and effectively intervene to make our campus safer, more welcoming, and more inclusive. By the end of the workshop, you will be able to…

  • Identify what bystander intervention is
  • Identify campus situations where you might want a bystander to intervene
  • Know bystander intervention strategies

Save your spot in this training here: https://bystander.uwosh.edu/training/

 

 

Panel on Popular Culture: Sexual Violence in the Media

Thursday, September 21, 6:00-7:30 PM  — Sage 1210

Does the long-running TV show Law and Order: Special Victims Unit accurately portray sexual violence? What about the Netflix Original 13 Reasons Why? Come explore these questions and more with local sexual violence experts. Panelists include:

  • Chris Rose, PhD, Department of Criminal Justice
  • Brenda Doolittle, Aurora Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner Program Coordinator
  • Mike Bartlein, Detective for the UWO Police Department
  • Eric Sparr, Assistant District Attorney for Winnebago County
  • Marianne Radley, Reach Counseling/Victim Advocate
  • Shaniqua Crawford, J.D., UWO Title IX Investigator and Deputy Coordinator

 

Week 4 (9/25 - 9/29): Healthy Sexuality

Bystander Intervention Training

Monday, September 25, 4:00-5:00 PM —- Student Success Center Room 101

In the Stronger and Safer Together Bystander Intervention Training Workshop, the goal is to give you the tools you need to safely and effectively intervene to make our campus safer, more welcoming, and more inclusive. By the end of the workshop, you will be able to…

  • Identify what bystander intervention is
  • Identify campus situations where you might want a bystander to intervene
  • Know bystander intervention strategies

Save your spot in this training here: https://bystander.uwosh.edu/training/

 

Healthy Sexuality Open Session

Thursday, September 28, 4:00-5:00 PM —- Reeve Union Ballroom A (227A)

This interactive peer-led session will help you explore what healthy sexuality means, learn about your personal sexual boundaries, and how to communicate those boundaries with your sexual partner(s).

Week 5 (10/2 - 10/6): Alcohol & Consent

Alcohol and Consent Tables

Monday-Friday, 11:30 AM-1:00 PM —- Reeve Union Concourse

Stop by our table, take on our interactive challenge, and learn about the relationship between alcohol and consent!

 

Poster Campaign

Look around campus buildings and on social media for posters related to alcohol and consent. When you find a poster, take a picture and post it with #UWORedZone.

 

Bystander Intervention Training

Tuesday, October 3, 11:30 AM-12:30 PM —- Student Success Center Room 101

In the Stronger and Safer Together Bystander Intervention Training Workshop, the goal is to give you the tools you need to safely and effectively intervene to make our campus safer, more welcoming, and more inclusive. By the end of the workshop, you will be able to…

  • Identify what bystander intervention is
  • Identify campus situations where you might want a bystander to intervene
  • Know bystander intervention strategies

Save your spot in this training here: https://bystander.uwosh.edu/training/

Week 6 (10/9 - 10/13): Healthy Relationships

#RelationshipGoals

What are the #relationshipgoals of UW Oshkosh students, staff, and faculty? Check the UW Oshkosh YouTube page for our #relationshipgoals video. The video will be released during this week.

You can also stop by our table in the Reeve Union Concourse Monday-Friday from 11:30 AM-1:00 PM and share your #relationshipgoals with us.

 

Body Positive Outdoor Yoga

Tuesday, October 10, 5-6:15 PM —- Grass area outside the Student Rec and Wellness Center

Being outdoors with the Fox River as the backdrop will help you center your mind and combat negative thoughts. This body positive outdoor yoga session will focus on building a healthy relationship with your body. Bring your own yoga mat or towel! All levels welcome. If the weather is not suitable for outdoor yoga, check back here for an alternate location.

 

Bystander Intervention Training

Tuesday, October 11, 4:00-5:00 PM —- Student Success Center Room 101

In the Stronger and Safer Together Bystander Intervention Training Workshop, the goal is to give you the tools you need to safely and effectively intervene to make our campus safer, more welcoming, and more inclusive. By the end of the workshop, you will be able to…

  • Identify what bystander intervention is
  • Identify campus situations where you might want a bystander to intervene
  • Know bystander intervention strategies

Save your spot in this training here: https://bystander.uwosh.edu/training/

10/18: Take Back the Night

For more information visit the Take Back the Night Website.

 

 

 

 

IMAGINE A WORLD WITHOUT SEXUAL VIOLENCE.

WHAT’S DIFFERENT?

During the “Red Zone” at UW Oshkosh a vision wall will be rotating in different locations throughout campus. When you find it help us build a collective response by contributing your thoughts. 

Vision Wall Movement: The goal of the National Vision Wall Movement is to shift public understanding of sexual violence as we empower a new vision. The National Vision Wall Movement brings together colleges and universities to collaboratively address sexual violence through intentionally creating more welcoming, communi-cative, and safe campuses. A Vision Wall is a public space in which to share private, anonymous insights. A Vision Wall is inclusive: male, female, trans, gender non-conforming: all perspectives are needed to shape our vision of a future without sexual violence. By connecting universities and students across all fifty states, we take a giant step toward making that vision a reality.

 

Evidence of a "Red Zone"

Sexual Violence May Occur at a Higher Rate at Certain Times of the Year

  • More than 50% of college sexual assaults occur in either August, September, October, or November.
  • Students are at an increased risk during the first few months of their first and second semesters in college.
Source: Campus Sexual Assault Study, 2007; Matthew Kimble, Andrada Neacsiu, et. Al, Risk of Unwanted Sex for College Women: Evidence for a Red Zone, Journal of American College Health (2008). 

*UW Oshkosh Red Zone programming is a collaboration between the Women’s Center, Equal Opportunity & Access, Counseling Center, Campus Victim Advocate, Residence Life, Dean of Students, Student Health Center, Reeve Union, LGBTQ Resource Center, Student Support Services, CARE, UMatter, CALM, and the Women’s Advocacy Council.