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  • Add the Red Zone frame to your Facebook profile picture! Click on your profile picture, go to “add frame” and search “UW Oshkosh Red Zone”. 
 
  • Wear Red on Wednesdays during the Red Zone to raise awareness. Take a selfie, and tag #UWORedZone. 
 
  • Red UWO masks are available for purchase at University Books & More. 

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: Resources / Get Engaged
Friday, September 4 – Friday, October 2 
I Am Not Invisible Exhibit 
Reeve Union Steinhilber Art Gallery 
Visit https://uwosh.edu/reeve/hours/ for gallery hours. 
The I Am Not Invisible (IANI) awareness campaign began as a program featuring twenty photographs of Oregon women who were military veterans. Now a nationwide program, the IANI campaign strives to increase awareness and generate dialogue about the role of women veterans. By spotlighting the many faces of this diverse and important segment of the veteran community, I Am Not Invisible exhibits across the country aim to increase awareness and dialogue about women veterans, as well as open viewers’ eyes to the myriad levels of expertise of women veterans. The Wisconsin Department of Veterans Affairs through the Wisconsin Veterans Museum created their IANI exhibit centered around a photograph of the woman veteran accompanied by a quote tied to their military service.  
 

Monday, September 7
FREE Outdoor Rentals from SRWC 
This fall Student Recreation is offering FREE Rentals! Rentals are available by reservation. Equipment Available (beginning September 7): Kayaks, Bikes, Rollerblades, Hammocks, Lawn Games 
 
Virtual Trivia Night 
8:00-9:30 p.m. 
Join the fraternity and sorority community for a fun night of trivia! Make new friends in your breakout groups and win fun prizes in our high energy event!

 
Tuesday, September 8 
Virtual Taste of UW Oshkosh and Student Opportunity Fair
11:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.
Are you looking for ways to get involved on campus and in the Oshkosh community? Are you looking for a part-time job? Come check out all of these opportunities! Student organizations and university departments, volunteer agencies can be found here 
 
Unveiling of the Multicultural Mural
The unveiling of this mural will be recorded. The recording will be available on September 9. The multicultural mural will be located near the Albee Hall patio.  
 
Virtual RUB Comedian: Chris James
8:00-9:00 p.m.
British African comic Chris James began following his dream of doing stand-up comedy after a successful career as a fashion model. Chris’ charming style of comedy includes stories, impressions and characters. He’s appeared on VH1, FOX, and HBO. Chris recently finished shooting the feature film Obamaland in which he stars as the title character, Barack Obama. After his set, Chris will take questions from the audience. There is no cost to participate in this event. Event sign up: https://bit.ly/2QDuLM6 
 

Wednesday, September 9
Wear Red Wednesday
Wear Red on Wednesdays during the Red Zone to raise awareness. Red UWO masks are available for purchase at University Books & More.  
 
Ask an Advocate
12:00-12:30 p.m.
Instagram Live (@UWOStudentRec) 
UW Oshkosh has victim/survivor advocacy available to students who experience sexual and/or interpersonal violence. But, what do victim/survivor advocates do? How do they support victims/survivors? Tune in or watch the live recording later via the UWO Student Recreation and Wellness Instagram page (@UWOStudentRec). You can ask questions during the event or you can DM them as you watch the recording.   
 
Fraternity & Sorority Life Information Meeting
5:30-6:30 p.m.
Reeve Union Ballroom & Virtual
Learn more about the FSL community at UW Oshkosh! Don’t let stereotypes form your opinions, let us show you want we are really like! We hope that you’ll give our community a chance as we work together to get through this thing called life!  
 
Virtual RUB Mentalist: Sean Bott
7:00-8:00 p.m.
Virtual
In the live stream show, Brain Break, comedy mind reader Sean Bott will give you just that. You will experience a 30-minute mentalism show featuring students thoughts, dreams, experiences, and humor, followed by a 15-minute toolset breakout session. This breakout session will cover empirically-supported self care and empathy skills, helping viewers to remember how to thrive in adversity. https://uwosh.presence.io/event/sean-bott  
Registration link: https://bit.ly/2EukmzW 
 

Thursday, September 10
Kayak the Fox
4:00-6:00 p.m.
SRWC Outdoor Adventure Center
Kayak or paddleboard for FREE on the Fox River. SRWC staff will be leading this relaxed expedition, we provide all the gear and beginners are welcome! Reserve your spot ahead of time on our site. Wear a mask to the event, but participants will be allowed to take mask off once on the river. Register in advance: https://bit.ly/3b7azvg.  
 
Fraternity Recruitment Information Meeting
5:30-6:30 p.m.
Reeve Union Theater & Virtual
Meet our six fraternities on campus to find out if one is right for you! We will discuss the steps to join a fraternity, what you can expect during your new member process, what being a member of a fraternity at UW Oshkosh looks like, and what we value as a community!   
 
Mini Golf
6:00-7:30 p.m.
Culver Family Welcome Center
Looking to tee off the semester right? Then come join Reeve Union Board for some good old mini golf! Sign up for your tee time by following the link – spots are limited, so sign up now: https://bit.ly/2Z2Y8ft! Masks required for this event.  
 
Campfire on the Fox
7:00-9:00 p.m.
Culver Family Welcome Center
Join us for a chill evening of live music and s’mores. Bring a blanket to sit on the Culver Family Welcome Center Lawn- one human per blanket. Masks are required. Register here: https://bit.ly/31OvmB1  
 
RUB Outdoor Movie Jumanji: The Next Level
8:00-10:30 p.m.
Rec Plex Field closest to the Tennis Courts
Come watch Jumanji: The Next Level on the Giant Screen! Bring a blanket tos it on- one human per blanket. No food or drink other than water allowed. Masks are required. Event starts at 8PM, gates will open at 7:15PM. Please have your TitanCard available for entrance. Eventsign up: https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx? 
 
 
Friday, September 11
9/11 Day of Good Deeds
On this day, we are asking all Titans to join together in a spirit of service, unity, and peace, as a positive tribute to the 9/11 victims, first responders and all those who rose in service that day.  
 
Titan Nights
8:30-11:30 p.m.
Watch for more info coming soon! 
 
 
Saturday, September 12 
Kayak the Fox
10:00-11:00 a.m.
SRWC Outdoor Adventure Center
Kayak or paddleboard for FREE on the Fox River. SRWC staff will be leading this relaxed expedition, we provide all the gear and beginners are welcome! Reserve your spot ahead of time on our site. Wear a mask to the event, but participants will be allowed to take mask off once on the river. Register here: https://bit.ly/3b78AHi.  
 
Outdoor Yoga on the SRWC Lawn
11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
SRWC Front Lawn
Come get your namaste on with this relaxed Saturday morning flow. Please wear a mask to the event, and participants will be allowed to take them off once socially distanced outdoors. Wear clothing that fits the weather and bring your own mat if you have it. If you need a mat a clean one will be provided. All yoga levels are welcome, especially beginners, and no reservation is required. 

 

Week 2: Safer Sex During a Pandemic
Wednesday, September 16 
Wear Red Wednesday
Wear Red on Wednesdays during the Red Zone to raise awareness. Red UWO masks are available for purchase at University Books & More.  
 
Ask an Advocate
12:00-12:30 p.m.
Instagram Live (@UWOStudentRec) 
UW Oshkosh has victim/survivor advocacy available to students who experience sexual and/or interpersonal violence. But, what do victim/survivor advocates do? How do they support victims/survivors? Tune in or watch the live recording later via the UWO Student Recreation and Wellness Instagram page (@UWOStudentRec). You can ask questions during the event or you can DM them as you watch the recording.   
 
Bystander Intervention
12:00-1:00 p.m.
Virtual (Link to be shared by the Counseling Center.)
UW Oshkosh values creating a community of concern that will be less tolerant of unhealthy and disrespectful behaviors. Effective intervention in unsafe or unhealthy situations is a skill that requires practice. Bystander intervention training is designed to provide you the opportunity to learn and practice these skills.   
 
BiPanPoly-Activism in 2020
7:00-8:30 p.m.
Collaborate Ultra (Link to be shared at a later date.)
Bi-activist Victor Raymond will join the UWO BiPanPoly Group to discuss the current climate for bi/pan/poly-sexual and -romantic people. Raymond, a former board member of BiNet, was part of a group of bi-activists invited to the white house to speak with former president Obama. A two spirit person, Raymond will also talk about how his intersecting identities uniquely situated him in today’s world. 
 
 
Saturday, September 19
Kayak the Fox
10:00-11:00 a.m.
SRWC Outdoor Adventure Center
Kayak or paddleboard for FREE on the Fox River. SRWC staff will be leading this relaxed expedition, we provide all the gear and beginners are welcome! Reserve your spot ahead of time on our site. Wear a mask to the event, but participants will be allowed to take mask off once on the river. Register here: https://bit.ly/3b78AHi.  
 
Outdoor Yoga on the SRWC Lawn
11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
SRWC Front Lawn
Come get your namaste on with this relaxed Saturday morning flow. Please wear a mask to the event, and participants will be allowed to take them off once socially distanced outdoors. Wear clothing that fits the weather and bring your own mat if you have it. If you need a mat a clean one will be provided. All yoga levels are welcome, especially beginners, and no reservation is required.  
Week 3: Safer Sex During a Pandemic
Monday, September 21
RUB Mental Health Kit Handout
11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
Reeve Union Concourse
Take and break and make time for yourself – we will be handing out kits that will help you unplug, and recharge – come by and grab a handout at our table, free to all students! Mask required.  
 
DocuSeries: Roll Red Roll 
3:00-5:00 p.m.
Virtual – Collaborate Ultra 
Roll Red Roll is a true-crime thriller that goes behind the headlines to uncover the deep-seated and social media-fueled “boys will be boys” culture at the root of high school sexual assault in America. 
 
 
Wednesday, September 23 
Wear Red Wednesday
Wear Red on Wednesdays during the Red Zone to raise awareness. Red UWO masks are available for purchase at University Books & More.  
 
Ask an Advocate
12:00-12:30 p.m.
Instagram Live (@UWOStudentRec) 
UW Oshkosh has victim/survivor advocacy available to students who experience sexual and/or interpersonal violence. But, what do victim/survivor advocates do? How do they support victims/survivors? Tune in or watch the live recording later via the UWO Student Recreation and Wellness Instagram page (@UWOStudentRec). You can ask questions during the event or you can DM them as you watch the recording.   
 
Setting and Reinforcing Boundaries 
3:00-4:00 p.m.
Virtual via Microsoft Teams
Boundaries give a sense of agency over one’s physical space, body, and feelings. We all have limits, and boundaries that communicate that line. Setting boundaries for yourself and honoring the boundaries of others isn’t a textbook science, but you can learn ways to take charge of your life. Whether you want to set clearer rules with your family or assert your space when it comes to strangers, this workshop will show you how to get started. 
 
Sex-tember: A Virtual Sex Ed Workshop
6:30-8:30 p.m.
Virtual (Link coming soon!)
Join Violence Prevention Educator Megan Buche for some fun peer education about pleasurable safer sex!  
 
 
Saturday, September 26
Kayak the Fox
10:00-11:00 a.m.
SRWC Outdoor Adventure Center
Kayak or paddleboard for FREE on the Fox River. SRWC staff will be leading this relaxed expedition, we provide all the gear and beginners are welcome! Reserve your spot ahead of time on our site. Wear a mask to the event, but participants will be allowed to take mask off once on the river. Register here: https://bit.ly/3b78AHi.  
 
Outdoor Yoga on the SRWC Lawn
11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
SRWC Front Lawn
Come get your namaste on with this relaxed Saturday morning flow. Please wear a mask to the event, and participants will be allowed to take them off once socially distanced outdoors. Wear clothing that fits the weather and bring your own mat if you have it. If you need a mat a clean one will be provided. All yoga levels are welcome, especially beginners, and no reservation is required.  
Week 4: Power & Control
Sunday, September 27
Student SAFE Training Open Session
1:00-4:00 p.m.
Virtual
SAFE training prepares you to become an ally to the LGBTQ+ community. We address the ever changing terminology in the community, the messages that are generated in society about LGBTQ+ lives, the coming out process, and other skills necessary to being a successful ally.  
 
 
Monday, September 28
Speaker Series: Beverly Gooden
7:00-9:00 p.m.
Virtual (Link coming soon!)
Beverly Gooden breaks down the myths and misunderstandings around domestic violence to illuminate the complex reasons why victims stay in abusive relationships and what you can do to help. Recently the “me too” movement has shown us what our society considers acceptable can be changed by the work of many individuals coming together to speak with a unified voice. Known for creating the viral Twitter hashtag #WhyIStayed in the wake of several high-profile domestic violence incidents, Beverly sparked a national conversation about how society views victims, while calling for a community response to this important social issue. Drawing on her own gripping tale of overcoming an abusive relationship, Beverly provides you with a personal account of how it feels to live in fear and why it’s so difficult for individuals to leave those who exert physical and emotional control over them. On stage, Beverly lays the groundwork for critical conversation about the dynamics of abusive relationships, while revealing ways that you can help, including the important questions to ask those who you suspect are being abused. With unguarded honesty and palpable passion for changing lives for the better, she empowers audiences to expose their own stories and discover their role in ending domestic violence.  
 

Wednesday, September 9 
Wear Red Wednesday
Wear Red on Wednesdays during the Red Zone to raise awareness. Red UWO masks are available for purchase at University Books & More.  
 
Exploring the Connection Between Black Lives Matter & #MeToo
9:00-11:00 a.m.
Microsoft Teams
Join us for a dynamic conversation on the connections between the Black Lives Matter and #MeToo movements. Black women’s voices and experiences will be centered in this conversation. The discussion will be recorded and made available for later viewing. Panelists include:   
  • Dr. Veronica Warren, Associate Director of the UW Oshkosh Counseling Center and Co-Adviser of the Sisterhood   
  • Nestic Morris, Outreach Coordinator at the Wisconsin Coalition Against Sexual Assault   
  • Dr. Teysha Bowser, Assistant Professor in the UW Oshkosh Professional Counseling Department  
  • Robin Tinnon, Executive Director of the We All Rise: African American Resource Center  
 
Ask an Advocate
12:00-12:30 p.m.
Instagram Live (@UWOStudentRec) 

UW Oshkosh has victim/survivor advocacy available to students who experience sexual and/or interpersonal violence. But, what do victim/survivor advocates do? How do they support victims/survivors? Tune in or watch the live recording later via the UWO Student Recreation and Wellness Instagram page (@UWOStudentRec). You can ask questions during the event or you can DM them as you watch the recording.   
 
Bystander Intervention
12:00-1:00 p.m.
Virtual (Link to be shared by the Counseling Center.)
UW Oshkosh values creating a community of concern that will be less tolerant of unhealthy and disrespectful behaviors. Effective intervention in unsafe or unhealthy situations is a skill that requires practice. Bystander intervention training is designed to provide you the opportunity to learn and practice these skills.  
 
Voting 101 with Drs. Tony Palmeri and James Krueger
6:00-7:00 p.m.
Virtual via Collaborate Ultra
Learn the how and why of voter registration, and get a preview of the upcoming elections on your ballot! 
Week 5: Healthy Relationships
Monday, October 5
Fostering Healthy Relationships
3:00-4:30 p.m.
Virtual via Microsoft Teams
Alicia Gehrig from Christine Ann Domestic Abuse Services, Inc. will share with us what makes a relationship healthy and how to recognize unhealthy or abusive relationships. There will be time for questions at the end of the virtual presentation. 
 
 
Wednesday, October 7
Wear Red Wednesday
Wear Red on Wednesdays during the Red Zone to raise awareness. Red UWO masks are available for purchase at University Books & More.  
 
Ask an Advocate
12:00-12:30 p.m.
Instagram Live (@UWOStudentRec) 
UW Oshkosh has victim/survivor advocacy available to students who experience sexual and/or interpersonal violence. But, what do victim/survivor advocates do? How do they support victims/survivors? Tune in or watch the live recording later via the UWO Student Recreation and Wellness Instagram page (@UWOStudentRec). You can ask questions during the event or you can DM them as you watch the recording.   
 
 
Thursday, October 8
Healing, Pleasure, and Sex After Trauma: A Workshop with Sarah Brynn Holliday
7:00-9:00 PM
Virtual (Link coming soon!)
How can we reclaim pleasure after trauma? What can sex, intimacy, and masturbation look like after trauma? In this workshop, we’ll explore how survivors can craft our own individualized paths toward healing outside of traditional narratives that neglect sex and sexuality. We’ll talk about positive motivations and affirmations for sexual healing, using sex toys as a tool to heal from trauma, self-care tips for survivors, and finding sex-positive community support. All trauma survivors are welcome for this workshop. Sarah’s work is informed by an inclusive definition of trauma that recognizes many types of traumas can affect sex and pleasure — including sexual trauma, chronic illness, death, pregnancy loss, religious trauma, systemic violence and oppression, etc.  
*Confidential event.  
Week 6: Indigenous Perspectives
Monday, October 12
Indigenous Peoples Day
Opportunities to honor this day will be shared at a later date by the Inter-Tribal Student Council.  
 
 
Tuesday, October 13
Taking Action for Missing & Murdered Indigenous Women
6:00-7:30 p.m.
Virtual via Microsoft Teams
In July 2020, Attorney General Josh Kaul announced the creation of the Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women Task Force. This announcement was the result of consistent advocacy from activists, service providers, and legislators throughout the state. Join this panel to learn more about the missing and murdered Indigenous women epidemic and action you can take to end violence against Indigenous women and girls. Panelists include:  
  • Dr. Renee Gralewicz, Peacemaker of the Brothertown Indian Nation and Retired Professor of Anthropology and American Indian Studies at UW Oshkosh Fox Cities.   
  • Dr. Heidi Nicholls, Guest Lecturer of Cultural Anthropology at UW Oshkosh, Adviser of the Inter-Tribal Student Council and Co-Adviser of the Sisterhood   
  • Elashia Rosado-Cartagena, Co-President of the Inter-Tribal Student Council at UW Oshkosh 
 
 
Wednesday, October 14 
Wear Red Wednesday
Wear Red on Wednesdays during the Red Zone to raise awareness. Red UWO masks are available for purchase at University Books & More.  
 
Ask an Advocate
12:00-12:30 p.m.
Instagram Live (@UWOStudentRec) 
UW Oshkosh has victim/survivor advocacy available to students who experience sexual and/or interpersonal violence. But, what do victim/survivor advocates do? How do they support victims/survivors? Tune in or watch the live recording later via the UWO Student Recreation and Wellness Instagram page (@UWOStudentRec). You can ask questions during the event or you can DM them as you watch the recording.   
 
Bystander Intervention
12:00-1:00 p.m.
Virtual (Link to be shared by the Counseling Center.)
UW Oshkosh values creating a community of concern that will be less tolerant of unhealthy and disrespectful behaviors. Effective intervention in unsafe or unhealthy situations is a skill that requires practice. Bystander intervention training is designed to provide you the opportunity to learn and practice these skills.  
 
 
Thursday, October 15 
Blackfeet Boxing: Not Invisible
6:00-8:00 p.m.
Virtual (Link coming soon!)
Blackfeet Boxing: Not Invisible is a film about fighting—for respect, identity and acknowledgment. There are no scorecards or knockouts. In a state where 73 indigenous women were missing or murdered in the previous two years, the prize at the Blackfeet Boxing Club is far more vital: survival. 
Bonus Events
Sunday, October 18 
Student SAFE Training Open Session
10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
SAFE training prepares you to become an ally to the LGBTQ+ community. We address the ever changing terminology in the community, the messages that are generated in society about LGBTQ+ lives, the coming out process, and other skills necessary to being a successful ally.  
  
 
Wednesday, October 21 
International Pronouns Day: A Celebration of Trans and Nonbinary Lives
6:30-8:00 p.m.
Virtual via Collaborate Ultra (Link to be shared at a later date.)
In a celebration of all trans and gender non-conforming folx and their pronouns, on October 21st, 2020, the official International Pronouns Day, the UW Oshkosh LGBTQ+ Resource Center invites you to a program featuring speakers Eliza Farrow and Nathaniel Fores and a panel discussion by nonbinary students from the three University of Wisconsin Oshkosh campuses and the seven public high schools in the Fox Valley. In preparation for this event, please watch the documentary I am They: A Nonbinary Lovestory here
  
 
Monday, October 26 – Friday, October 30 
Take Back the Week
Christine Ann Domestic Abuse Services, Reach Counseling and the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh bring the community together annually to discuss issues in our community and share the amazing resources that are available. Through awareness and speakers, we encourage and lift up those participating to take a stand against violence in our community! Working to end domestic and sexual violence is a lifelong commitment.   
 
This year, we are doing things a little differently! This year, due to COVID-19, we will be hosting this event virtually through Fox Valley Take Back the Night Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/foxvalleyTBTN
  
 
Sunday, November 8 
Student TSAFE Training 
12:00-3:00 p.m.
Virtual
SAFE training prepares you to become an ally to the LGBTQ+ community. We address the ever changing terminology in the community, the messages that are generated in society about LGBTQ+ lives, the coming out process, and other skills necessary to being a successful ally.   
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). 

*The Red Zone programming is a collaboration between American Indian Student Services, LGBTQ+ Resource Center, CALM, CARE, Counseling Center, Dean of Students, Equal Opportunity, Equity, & Affirmative Action, Fraternity & Sorority Life, Human Resources, Interfraternity Council, Panhellenic Council, Reach Counseling, Reeve Union Diversity & Inclusion Programs, Residence Life, Sisterhood, Student Achievement Services, Student Recreation and Wellness, Student Support Services, UMatter, University Police, Winnebago County Public Health Department, Women’s Advocacy Council, and Women’s Center.

For More Information Contact:

Title IX Coordinator
 Dempsey Hall 328
 (920) 424-1166
 afaction@uwosh.edu
 Monday-Friday 7:45 a.m.-4:30 p.m.