What Is the Red Zone?
The Red Zone is a term used to describe a time period in the fall semester when students are statistically more at risk for sexual assault. You are in the Red Zone, which lasts from the start of school until Thanksgiving break.
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 on Sexual Misconduct, Relationship Violence, Stalking, and Retaliation
Read the policy and learn more at titleix.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 21, Monday – 9 am
- August 28, Monday – 10 am
- September 5, Tuesday – 10 am
- September 11, Monday – 10 am
- September 15, Friday – 11 am
- September 18, Monday – 10 am
- September 25, 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