What Is the Red Zone?
It’s a term commonly used to describe a time period in the fall semester when students are statistically more at risk for sexual assault. You are in the national Red Zone now—the start of school until Thanksgiving break. We want you to think about the now and the future. Consider your own activities, traditions, and events—red zones can be unique to your social group and may take place at different times of the academic year, depending on your social patterns.
Know the Facts
•75 to 80 percent of sexual assaults are committed by an acquaintance/non-stranger, classmate, or friend. (Krebs, et al., 2007)
•20 to 25 percent of female undergraduates experience attempted or completed rape during their college careers. (Fisher, et al., 2000; Krebs et al., 2007)
Know your policy
Learn more at sexualassault.utk.edu
Pledge to Speak UP!
Pledge to Speak UP! by signing the Red Zone and get a “does not mean yes” shirt. Red Zone Pop-Up Installations will be around campus the following dates. Each event day we will be at a different location. Follow us @VolsHelpVols to find out where we will be!
- August 29, Monday – 10 am
- September 6, Tuesday – 10 am
- September 12, Monday – 10 am
- September 19, Monday – 6 pm
- September 26, Monday – 4 pm
Ways in which you can impact UT!
- Take ownership of UT as my home
- Ask for consent
- Wear my “does not mean yes” shirt on Tuesdays
- Speak UP! for my fellow Vols
- Request a Volunteers Speak UP! active bystander program
- Safely intervene when I see someone who needs help
- Join the Vols Help Vols movement; follow @VolsHelpVols on social media