Programs & Services - Spring 2015

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Sexual Assault Awareness Month

Statistics show that 1 in 5 women are targets of attempted or completed sexual assault while they are college students. This April, we are standing together against sexual assault and violence.

No Zebras. No Excuses.

UCO is proud to bring Steve Thompson, coordinator of Sexual Aggression Services at Central Michigan University and a national known expert on sexual assault, harassment, and threat assessment, to our campus in honor of Sexual Assault Awareness Month. Steve will be presenting multiple programs for our campus community to promote bystander intervention and bring awareness to the realities of sexual assault on college campuses.

A Behavioral Analysis of Sexual Aggression

Thursday, April 23. 1 pm. NUC Heritage Room. Open to members of law enforcement and mental health professionals. Thompson will discuss sexual assault and stalking, offender profiles, and investigation strategies. Registration is free. To register, contact Brittney Criswell at bcriswell@uco.edu.

UCO Athlete Forum

Thursday, April 23. 3 pm. NUC Constitution Hall. Open to UCO athletes. Thompson will address sexual assault, violence and bystander intervention in relevance to university athletes.

No Zebras. No Excuses.

Thursday, April 23. 7 pm. NUC Constitution Hall. Open to all. This powerful program will address the impact of sexual assault, how to create safer environments for all and how bystanders can intervene in ways that will keep them and others safe.

For more information, contact Brittney Criswell at bcriswell@uco.edu.

Honor Denim Day

In conjunction with the President's Office, Project SPEAK is hosting UCO's 2nd Honor Denim Day to promote sexual assault awareness month and raise funds for #YesAllDaughters; a grassroots initiative composed of women in a knitting circle that made international news for protesting against sexual violence. Their efforts introduced an amendment to the School Bullying Prevention Act that expands prevention efforts in the state of Oklahoma.

Faculty & Staff: Your $5 donation will allow you to wear jeans with all proceeds going to #YesAllDaughters. Project SPEAK bracelets can be collected from the following individuals:

Kelly Vaughn--Housing & Dining

Linda Winn--Student Financial Services, NUC 141H

Sandi Stewart--President's Office

Molly Smith--Student Affairs, ADM 213

Carrie Enterline--College of Business, BUS 227

Karen Price--College of Business, THH 152

Connie Weis/Sara Bratcher--Center for Counseling & Well-Being, NUC 402

Michelle Stansel--Project SPEAK, NUC 406

Austin Hamm/Esilla Regalado--Wellness Center 202

If your office has 100% participation in donation for bracelets, UCO Peer Advocates from the Project SPEAK office will come by to take your team picture and post it to social media that shows your office's support in ending sexual violence.

For more information, contact Michelle Stansel at 974-2224 or mstansel@uco.edu.

Lend a Hand

Monday, April 6. 11 am to  1pm. Clock Tower at Broncho Lake & NUC Food Court. #LendAHand and support survivors of sexual assault.

Women's Health Day at the Capitol

Thursday, April 9. 11 am to 2 pm. Oklahoma Capitol 4th Floor Rotunda. Project SPEAK and Peer Advocates will represent UCO and engage Oklahoma organizations and leaders in a discussion of the state of women's health in Oklahoma.

Take Back the Night

Monday, April 13. 6 pm, NUC Constitution Hall. Hosted by UCO NOW. Take Back the Night takes a stand against sexual violence. The event will feature survivor stories, radical cheerleaders and a march through campus to protest rape and sexual violence.

SAAM’s UCO partners include the Center for Counseling and Well-Being, Healthy Campus, Interfraternity Council, Leadership Central, Multicultural Greek Council, National Pan-Hellenic Council, NOW, Office of Diversity and Inclusion, Panhellenic Council, Peer Advocates, Peer Health Leaders, Project SPEAK, Student Alliance for Equality, Student Programming Board, Wellness Center, Women of Many Ethnic Nationalities and the Women’s Outreach Center. Community partners include the Oklahoma Coalition against Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault, Yes All Daughters and the Young Women’s Christian Association.

Be-Mindful Week

Finals week may be synonymous with stress, but we've got the solution for you: Recess, massages, and those oh-so-cute puppies in the library.

Detailed information coming soon. Contact Brittney Criswell at 974-2320 or bcriswell@uco.edu if you want to know more.

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For more information about UCO Health Promotion please contact:

Brittney Criswell - Manager of Health Promotion

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