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What is Project SPEAK | Your Choice | Confidential Sources | Non-confidential sources | Trainings | Prevention and Awareness Campaigns

Our ultimate goal through Project SPEAK is to spread knowledge and develop a campus culture that fosters healthy relationships. Through knowledge, UCO community members will not condone violence or victim-blaming but will provide an environment that is conducive to every student’s success.

We support students, staff and faculty and assess their needs for FREE and in a confidential manner. Project SPEAK promotes awareness through campuswide events and in-class presentations about domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking and bullying. We provide advocacy and strive to assist everyone at UCO with a non-judgmental and compassionate demeanor at all times. We help those that have lost their voice to find their voice again. We empower them to SPEAK and break the silence.

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What is Project SPEAK?

Our team Supports those who are survivors of interpersonal violence, Promotes awareness through campus wide events, Educates the campus community on the importance of being an active bystander, Advocates to assist everyone at UCO in a non-judgmental way and spreads Knowledge to create a campus culture that fosters healthy relationships. 

How can Project SPEAK Help You?

Project SPEAK will inform UCO students that have experienced interpersonal violence or some form of violence of all the services that are available to them and assist them in exploring the possible options to pursue. 

The staff will advocate for the individual as much, or as little, as they choose. Project SPEAK collaborates with agencies and partners to provide referrals to: obtain a VPO (Victims Protective Order), obtain counseling & additional support services, file a no contact order, file a police report on or off campus, assist in relocation within the dorms, assist with student conduct process, address academic concerns and work to get schedule changes if needed. 

Contact UCO Project Speak


Your Choice

It is every student's right whether they want to report an incident to a confidential or non-confidential source.

Confidential Source

Those on campus who you can confide in and by law they don't have to report the incident to Title IX.

Confidential Sources on Campus:

Project SPEAK

  • 405-974-2224
  • projectspeak@uco.edu

UCO Center for Counseling and Well-Being

  • NUC 402
  • 405-974-2215

UCO Psychology Clinic

  • EDU 307
  • 405-974-2758

What is a non-confidential source?

All UCO employees, that are not Project SPEAK staff, counselors, pastors, and para-professional counselors are responsible for reporting all details of sexual misconduct to the Title IX office.

Individuals may choose confidentiality from the Title IX coordinator, if they wish to make a report without revealing identifying information.

Non-confidential sources include:

  • UCO Title IX office
  • UCO police
  • UCO Office Student Conduct

Trainings

The Health Promotion and Peer Health Leaders offer several training and outreach programs throughout the semester. A few are listed below, if you are looking for anything specific please don't hesitate to reach out to us!

Broncho Bystander Training - become an active bystander and learn techniques of how to intervene.

Hazing Prevention Training - learn what hazing is and alternative team building activities.

You Can Help A Friend - Learn how to recognize the warning signs as well as practice skills to become a positive support to a friend in need. 

Request a Training

To request training, email projectspeak@uco.edu or healthpromotion@uco.edu. 


Prevention and Awareness Campaigns

UCO hosts a series of events, programs and training throughout the year to educate the campus and community about domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, sexual harassment, bullying, consent, and stalking.

Primary focus months are:

January - Stalking Awareness Month

February - Teen Dating Awareness Month

April - Sexual Assault Awareness Month

October - Domestic Violence Awareness Month