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Confidential Victim/Survivor Advocate:

Gabby Schwartz
(920) 424-2024
Reeve Union, 102L

advocate@uwosh.edu

Sexual Misconduct Reporting & Referral Forms

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 sexual violence perpetration is most likely to occur. This does not mean that sexual and interpersonal violence are not perpetrated at other times of the year. At UW Oshkosh, the Red Zone is a six-week series of sexual violence prevention programming organized by departments and organizations across campus. 

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*

Check out our 2021 Red Zone Events below!

Week 1: Resources/Get Engaged

Sunday, September 5

Titans are Stronger and Safer Together
Reeve Union 221
Have you ever observed a situation that made you uncomfortable and you wanted to take action but didn’t know how? Bystander intervention training will prepare you for these situations. In this interactive session, you will learn the 5 D's of bystander intervention (distract, delegate, document, delay, direct) and identify your role in making our community free from sexual and interpersonal violence. Sessions at 11am-12pm, 2pm-3pm, 3pm-4pm

 

Monday, September 6

Myth or Fact Monday
Follow the Women's Center on FacebookInstagram, and Twitter for the weekly prompt!

RecFest
2:00-4:00 p.m.
RecPlex
Learn all about the various programs and services that your Student Recreation and Wellness Center has to offer. Hear from different sport clubs, learn how to rent a kayak on campus, sign up for an intramural sport, get a copy of the Group Exercise schedule... and more! Stop by the Sexual and Interpersonal Violence Prevention Program, Women's Center, and/or LGBTQ+ Resource Center table to pick up a Red Zone schedule and learn more!

Fraternity and Sorority Life Glow Party
8:00-11:00 p.m.
RecPlex

We are so excited to be hosting our annual Welcome Back Party again this fall! The attractions this year are the Eurobungy Jumping Machine, Glow-in-the-Dark Mini Golf, Laser Tag, and Tattoos, DJ DomCity dance party, spikeball, cornhole/bags, and more! The event will be hosted on Monday September 6th starting at 8:00 p.m. in the Rec Plex (by Gruenhagen and the parking garage). Come with friends, your roommate, your RA, or just as yourself as we know you'll have a blast no matter how you walk in! 

 

Tuesday, September 7

Taste of UW Oshkosh
11:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.
Outside Academic Mall

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 and more! Student organizations, university departments, volunteer agencies, off-campus employers, and community businesses will all be present to share information with you. The Lunch on the Lawn buffet meal will be available to those who want it. Be prepared to receive a lot of free giveaways!

 

Wednesday, September 8

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. 

Bystander Intervention: Sexual and Interpersonal Violence
12:40-1:40 p.m.
Microsoft Teams
Join us to learn skills needed to make our community stronger and safer together. Help us build a community where everyone advocates to prevent all forms of sexual and interpersonal violence, center the voices and experiences of marginalized victims/survivors, and communicate that violence is unacceptable. 

 

 

Thursday, September 9

LGBTQIA+ Back to School Social
4:00-7:00 p.m.
Horizon Ampitheather
It’s been a long year-and-a-half of quarantining, online classes, and social distancing. While we are not out of the pandemic woods yet, we are back to campus and looking to connect! Join us to relax, socialize, play games, and eat. Meal tickets for Reeve Marketplace are available for the first 50 folks. 

 

Friday, September 10

Titan Nights at SRWC
8:30-11:59 p.m.
Student Recreation and Wellness Center
Don't miss a favorite campus tradition - Titan Nights - this time at the Student Recreation and Wellness Center! Featuring pickup games, rock wall climbing, music, fresh smoothies, crafts, longest drive contest, glow yoga, laser tag, and more! Free with Titan Card. 

Week 2: Understanding Trauma

Sunday, September 12

Sesquicentennial Community Celebration 
11:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
Mall Area Between the A/C Building and Reeve Union
Join us to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the university. September 12, 1871, was the first day of classes. The Community Celebration will include live music, food, historical displays, children's events & games, tours, alumni events, and a brief presentation at 1:00 p.m. 

 

Monday, September 13

Myth or Fact Monday
Follow the Women's Center on FacebookInstagram, and Twitter for the weekly prompt!

 

Tuesday, September 14

Understanding Trauma with Leah Folks
12:00-1:00 p.m.
Microsoft Teams
Join Counseling Center Associate Director Leah Folks to learn about how trauma affects all of us, and tips and tricks for supporting your friends who have experienced trauma.

 

Wednesday, September 15

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. 

Suicide Prevention Training
12:00-1:00 p.m.
Microsoft Teams
How can you help a friend/student peer with mental health concerns and/or thoughts of suicide? This one-hour training covers how to identify signs of distress, what students can do to help a friend/peer in distress, how to take action, and where to go for more support. This training is offered by the Counseling Center and was developed by the JED foundation.

Trauma-Informed Care Training for Students
5:30-6:30 p.m.
Microsoft Teams
This one-hour training will help participants realize the impact of trauma in a university setting and recognize the behaviors that campus community members may display in response to the impact of trauma. The training is part of the work that is grant funded by the DOJ’s Office on Violence Against Women. 

 

Friday, September 17

Trauma-Informed Care Training for Students
9:10-10:10 a.m.
Microsoft Teams
This one-hour training will help participants realize the impact of trauma in a university setting and recognize the behaviors that campus community members may display in response to the impact of trauma. The training is part of the work that is grant funded by the DOJ’s Office on Violence Against Women. 

Week 3: Reimagining Masculinity

Voices of Titan Men Poster CampaignStarting Sunday, September 19, look for 10 unique posters across campus!

 

Monday, September 20

Myth or Fact Monday 
Follow the Women's Center on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter for the weekly prompt!

 

Tuesday, September 21

Gabbin' with Gabby
9:40-11:10 a.m.
Women's Center
Join UWO Sexual and Interpersonal Violence Prevention Coordinator and Campus Advocate, Gabby, in the Women’s Center! Gabbin’ with Gabby is meant as a “get to know you” initiative. Stop by and ask questions, or just catch up and chat! 

Level Up! Machismo and Masculinity
6:00-8:00 p.m.
Women's Center & Zoom (Meeting ID: 926 1278 4592, Passcode: gamer)
Level Up! provides a safe space for women and minority gamers to build community around feminist gaming while critically analyzing the media we love. Level Up! will be held both in the Women's Center and virtually this semester. During the meetings we will discuss topics and strategize how to make our community more inclusive. Weekly topic: Machismo & Masculinity

 

Wednesday, September 22

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. 

Workshop Wednesday: Reimagining Masculinity in the Workplace
11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Reeve 212
Pre-Registration Link
Join us for a discussion on healthy masculinity, leadership and the workplace hosted by Dr. Carlos Salazar (he/him), Director of the Men of Color and Latino/a/Hispanic Initiatives, and Eliza Farrow (they/them), Program Assistant for the Women’s Center and Division of Academic Support of Inclusive Excellence. Participants will explore the social norms that have historically situated leadership as a masculine trait and identify ways to challenge those norms so that inclusive models of leadership can emerge in the workplace.  

 

Thursday, September 23

LGBTQ+ Resource Center Kick Off
11:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.
LGBTQ+ Resource Center
We’re throwing a little get together at the LGBTQ+ Resource Center! Come find out who we are and what we do on campus. Meet the staff, hear testimonials from fellow students, find ways to get involved, and learn about our resources. Crafts! Food! Fun! 

Bystander Intervention: Sexual and Interpersonal Violence
12:40-1:40 p.m.
Microsoft Teams
Join us to learn skills needed to make our community stronger and safer together. Help us build a community where everyone advocates to prevent all forms of sexual and interpersonal violence, center the voices and experiences of marginalized victims/survivors, and communicate that violence is unacceptable.

String Art Night
7:00-9:00 p.m.
Titan Underground (TUG)
Come tinker away with wood, nails, and string to make your own string art work design! Free with Titan Card! 

 

Friday, September 24

Voices of Titan Men: Reimagining Masculinity
12:40-1:40 p.m.
Zoom (Meeting ID: 962 3173 3043, Passcode: voices)
In 2019, UWO was awarded a grant from the Department of Justice's Office on Violence Against Women. As part of the grant, a group of individuals from the campus and community came together to identify ways to engage men in sexual and interpersonal violence prevention. This panel discussion will be a space for the group to share the ideas they have come up with and get feedback and ideas from attendees. Please join the conversation and help us end sexual and interpersonal violence! 

Week 4: Healthy Sexuality

Sunday, September 26

Student SAFE Training Open Session
12:00-3:00 p.m.
Reeve 212AB
Open session for students. Participants take part in a three-hour interactive workshop designed to introduce you to LGBTQ+ terms, culture, some of the challenges that many LGBTQ+ people encounter in their lives, and how to be an effective ally both in and out of the classroom. Sign up at https://uwosh.edu/lgbtqcenter/services/safe-training/student-registration/. 

Sex Trivia
8:30-10:00 p.m.
Titan Underground (TUG)
Grab your friends (with their consent, of course) and compete in trivia about arousal, safer sex, orgasms, and more! 

 

Monday, September 27

Myth or Fact Monday
Follow the Women's Center on FacebookInstagram, and Twitter for the weekly prompt!

 

Tuesday, September 28

CHARGE: Change Agents Rallying for Gender Equity
12:00-1:00 p.m.
Zoom (Meeting ID: 976 6054 4489, Passcode: charge)
Allyship is a verb and requires constant reflection and commitment renewal. Join the Women’s Center for open virtual discussions on how to be an effective active ally to marginalized communities within and beyond UW Oshkosh. Discussions will be adaptive to current events and will focus on skill building. 

Sexual Health 101: What Your High School Didn't Tell You
6:30-8:00 p.m.
Reeve 212AB
"Don't have sex because you will get pregnant and die!" Remember that scene from Mean Girls? Was your sex education in high school similar to what was shown in the movie? Join us to ask questions and learn what you really need to know about sexual health! 

Level Up! Sexual Harassment and Gendered Violence in the Gaming Industry
6:00-8:00 p.m.
Women's Center & Zoom (Meeting ID: 926 1278 4592, Passcode: gamer)
Level Up! provides a safe space for women and minority gamers to build community around feminist gaming while critically analyzing the media we love. Level Up! will be held both in the Women's Center and virtually this semester. During the meetings we will discuss topics and strategize how to make our community more inclusive. Weekly topic: Sexual Harassment and Gendered Violence in the Gaming Industry 

 

Wednesday, September 29

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. 

Gabbin' with Gabby
3:00-4:00 p.m.
McNair Program/Women in STEM Halsey 121
Join UWO Sexual and Interpersonal Violence Prevention Coordinator and Campus Advocate, Gabby, in the McNair Program space, Halsey 121! Gabbin’ with Gabby is meant as a “get to know you” initiative. Stop by and ask questions, or just catch up and chat! 

Bystander Intervention: Sexual and Interpersonal Violence
7:00-8:00 p.m.
Microsoft Teams
Join us to learn skills needed to make our community stronger and safer together. Help us build a community where everyone advocates to prevent all forms of sexual and interpersonal violence, center the voices and experiences of marginalized victims/survivors, and communicate that violence is unacceptable.

 

Thursday, September 30

Dilemma of Desire with Talkback
4:00-6:00 p.m.
Reeve Union Theater
THE DILEMMA OF DESIRE is a provocative new film helping to normalize dialogue about female sexuality. The film follows diverse, intergenerational stories of women who are shattering lies about female sexual desire, bodies and power. Artist Sophia Wallace dismantles sexual “phallusy” with her groundbreaking “cliteracy” project, proving that the clitoris is as fundamental to female orgasm as it is to gender equality. Neuroscientist Dr. Stacey Dutton is committed to studying the biology of the clitoris after encountering its erasure in major anatomy textbooks. Dr. Lisa Diamond applies her 20 years of research to help students understand the implications of sexual well-being for physical and mental health. Industrial designer Ti Chang creates innovative and elegant vibrators to combat a male-dominated industry which trivializes female pleasure. The film also spotlights young women of color as they unlearn harmful mythologies in order to reclaim their sexual and personal empowerment. THE DILEMMA OF DESIRE makes the case that the way women are viewed sexually in the world cannot be separated from the way they are treated. Sexual freedom is central to the promise of human dignity, self-determination, and equality. 

 

Friday, October 1

Bystander Intervention: Sexual and Interpersonal Violence
12:00-1:00 p.m.
Microsoft Teams
Join us to learn skills needed to make our community stronger and safer together. Help us build a community where everyone advocates to prevent all forms of sexual and interpersonal violence, center the voices and experiences of marginalized victims/survivors, and communicate that violence is unacceptable.

Titan Nights - Sex Ed Olympics
9:00-11:00 p.m. during Titan Nights
Reeve Ballroom BC
How quickly can you turn an external condom into a dental dam? Or carry condoms turned into water balloons across the field of play? Or sort ways HIV is and is not transmitted? There will be fun and educational activities, and whether you medal or not, you will go home with knowledge! 

Week 5: Healthy Sexuality

Monday, October 4

Myth or Fact Monday 
Follow the Women's Center on FacebookInstagram, and Twitter for the weekly prompt!

Bystander Intervention: Sexual and Interpersonal Violence Prevention
9:10-10:10 a.m.
Microsoft Teams
Join us to learn skills needed to make our community stronger and safer together. Help us build a community where everyone advocates to prevent all forms of sexual and interpersonal violence, center the voices and experiences of marginalized victims/survivors, and communicate that violence is unacceptable.

Ask an Advocate: Solutions Center
12:40-1:40 p.m.
Zoom (Meeting ID: 996 6539 4311, Passcode: advocate)
Join us to learn about the role of a victim/survivor advocate from different agencies around the region. This event is intended to raise awareness about victim/survivor advocate services and to foster discussion about how to best support victims/survivors of domestic violence/abuse. Featured Agency: Solutions Center (Fond du Lac) *A recording of these discussions will be available on the UWO Women’s Center YouTube page. 

Intro to Kink and BDSM with The Tool Shed
6:00-8:00 p.m.
Reeve 227 A

The Tool Shed, located in Milwaukee, is a mission-driven, education-based sex toy store where people of all genders and sexual orientations can explore their sexuality in a positive environment and be treated with respect by a friendly and knowledgeable staff. The Tool Shed will be visiting UWO to facilitate an introductory session to kink and BDSM to ensure consent and safety are centered for those who are curious or wish to explore kink and/or BDSM with their partner(s)! 

 

Tuesday, October 5

TBTN Sign Making
12:00-6:00 p.m.
Women's Center
Stop by the Women's Center any time between noon and 6:00 PM to make a sign to post on social media for the virtual Fox Valley Take Back the Night (October 6). All supplies will be provided.

Level Up! #GamerGate and Cybersecurity
6:00-8:00 p.m. 
Women's Center & Zoom (Meeting ID: 926 1278 4592, Passcode: gamer)
Level Up! provides a safe space for women and minority gamers to build community around feminist gaming while critically analyzing the media we love. Level Up! will be held both in the Women's Center and virtually this semester. During the meetings we will discuss topics and strategize how to make our community more inclusive. Weekly topic: #GamerGate and Cybersecurity 

 

Wednesday, October 6

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. 

Suicide Prevention Training
12:00-1:00 p.m.
Microsoft Teams
How can you help a friend/student peer with mental health concerns and/or thoughts of suicide? This one-hour training covers how to identify signs of distress, what students can do to help a friend/peer in distress, how to take action, and where to go for more support. This training is offered by the Counseling Center and was developed by the JED foundation. 

Take Back the Night
5:00-7:00 p.m.
Virtual (Zoom)
Join us for the 31st annual Fox Valley Take Back the Night! Together we can take a stand against sexual assault, domestic violence, dating and intimate partner violence, sexual abuse, and all other forms of sexual violence. Details can be found on the Fox Valley Take Back the Night Facebook page.

 

Friday, October 8

Sex-Positive Crafternoon
2:00-5:00 p.m.
Women's Center
Stop by the Women's Center to color or craft around themes of consent and healthy sexuality. All supplies will be provided for free! 

Week 6: Healthy Relationships

Monday, October 11

Indigenous Peoples Day
Opportunities to honor this day will be shared at a later date by the Inter-Tribal Student Council.

National Coming Out Day
Opportunities to honor this day will be shared at a later date.

Myth or Fact Monday 
Follow the Women's Center on FacebookInstagram, and Twitter for the weekly prompt!

Ask an Advocate: Harbor House
12:40-1:40 p.m.
Zoom (Meeting ID: 940 9405 1854, Passcode: advocate)
Join us to learn about the role of a victim/survivor advocate from different agencies around the region. This event is intended to raise awareness about victim/survivor advocate services and to foster discussion about how to best support victims/survivors of domestic violence/abuse. Featured Agency: Harbor House (Appleton/Outagamie County) *A recording of these discussions will be available on the UWO Women’s Center YouTube page. 

 

Tuesday, October 12

CHARGE: Charge Agents Rallying for Gender Equity
12:00-1:00 p.m.
Zoom (Meeting ID: 976 6054 4489, Passcode: charge)
Allyship is a verb and requires constant reflection and commitment renewal. Join the Women’s Center for open virtual discussions on how to be an effective active ally to marginalized communities within and beyond UW Oshkosh. Discussions will be adaptive to current events and will focus on skill building.  

Bystander Intervention: Sexual and Interpersonal Violence
1:30-2:30 p.m.
Microsoft Teams
Join us to learn skills needed to make our community stronger and safer together. Help us build a community where everyone advocates to prevent all forms of sexual and interpersonal violence, center the voices and experiences of marginalized victims/survivors, and communicate that violence is unacceptable.

Kids in Crisis: You're Not Alone
6:30-8:00 p.m.
Reeve Union 227
Documentary on youth mental health produced in partnership with the USA TODAY Network-Wisconsin and Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Four young people share their mental health journeys in hopes of encouraging others to get help for their mental health challenges. Panel discussion with youth featured in the documentary will follow the viewing.  

 

Wednesday, October 13

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. 

Healthy Relationships and Technology with the UW Oshkosh Cybersecurity Center of Excellence
5:00-6:30 p.m.
Zoom (Meeting ID: 933 7728 1654, Passcode: techsafety)
How can we increase privacy and minimize safety risks and the possibility of abuse while using technology? Experts from the UW Oshkosh Cybersecurity Center of Excellence will help us explore this question and share best practices to enhance technological safety.  

 

Thursday, October 14

Fostering Healthy Relationships
11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
Zoom (Meeting ID: 912 5983 7046, Passcode: redzone)
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. 

Chancellor & Chief Safety Tour
5:30-7:00 p.m.,
Start at UWOPD (738 High Avenue)
Campus leaders will tour the campus with UW Oshkosh students to gather real-time feedback about safety on the Oshkosh campus. 

 

Saturday, October 16 

Hands on Oshkosh
9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
Reeve 227
Spend the morning volunteering in the Oshkosh community. We will be at sites throughout Oshkosh, lending a hand to organizations that have yard work, painting, cleaning and organizing projects. You can sign up as a group or as an individual. Transportation will be provided. 

Bonus Events

Monday, October 18

Ask an Advocate: Christine Ann Domestic Abuse Services
12:40-1:40 p.m.
Zoom (Meeting ID: 958 4008 4967, Passcode: advocate)
Join us to learn about the role of a victim/survivor advocate from different agencies around the region. This event is intended to raise awareness about victim/survivor advocate services and to foster discussion about how to best support victims/survivors of domestic violence/abuse. Featured Agency: Christine Ann Domestic Abuse Services (Oshkosh/Winnebago County) *A recording of these discussions will be available on the UWO Women’s Center YouTube page.

 

Wednesday, October 20

International Pronouns Day
More information will be forthcoming from the LBGTQ+ Resource Center.

 

Monday, October 25

Ask an Advocate: Diverse & Resilient
12:40-1:40 p.m.
Zoom (Meeting ID: 964 4281 3088 Passcode: advocate)
Join us to learn about the role of a victim/survivor advocate from different agencies around the region. This event is intended to raise awareness about victim/survivor advocate services and to foster discussion about how to best support victims/survivors of domestic violence/abuse. Featured Agency: Diverse & Resilient (LGBTQ+ serving organization) *A recording of these discussions will be available on the UWO Women’s Center YouTube page.

 

Week of November 11

Veterans Week
More information will be forthcoming from the Veterans Resource Center.

 

Saturday, November 20

Transgender Day of Remembrance
More information will be forthcoming from Rainbow Alliance for HOPE.

 

Monday, November 29

Student TSAFE Training
11:40 a.m. - 2:40 p.m.
Zoom - Pre-registration Required
Open session for students. Participants take part in a three-hour interactive workshop designed to introduce you to trans and nonbinary identities, pronouns, and culture; some of the challenges that many trans and nonbinary people encounter in their lives, and how to be an effective ally both in and out of the classroom. Sign up at https://uwosh.edu/lgbtqcenter/services/safe-training/student-tsafe-training-registration/.

 

Wednesday, December 1

World AIDS Day
More information will be forthcoming from the LBGTQ+ Resource Center.

Sexual Violence Prevention & Advocacy Feedback Form

We invite you to provide feedback and/or share concerns regarding University sexual violence prevention and/or response. If you wish to report incidents of sexual violence (officially or confidentially), please refer to the Sexual Violence Reporting Forms.