On our campus and in our community, Vols Help Vols, which means as Volunteers we look out for one another. When you see someone who might be at risk, be an active bystander and ACT (Acknowledge the situation, Consider your options, Take Action!).
The Center for Health Education & Wellness will be hosting Red Zone pop-up events throughout September, beginning with World Sexual Health Day on September 4! Follow @volshelpvols on social media for more information about times and locations. At Red Zone events, you can learn how to be an active bystander and ask for consent. Those who pledge to Speak UP! when someone is at risk will receive a free t-shirt! Make sure to look out for the events, you won’t want to miss them!
Red Zone Dates
September 20, 1pm – 3pm, Pedestrian Walkway
September 24, 12pm – 2pm, Presidential Courtyard
Did you know
Most sexual assaults are committed by a person known to the survivor (). Sexual assault can happen to anyone.
In 2017, 3 percent of our students reported unwanted sexual contact while a member of the community. (UT Knoxville Campus Climate Survey, 2017). For more than 90 percent of those who reported a sexual assault to UT last year, their sexual assault involved someone they knew. (UT Knoxville Title IX Annual Report, 2018).
There are many resources on campus to help the students who have experienced or know someone who has experienced, sexual misconduct, relationship violence, stalking, and retaliation. The Office of Title IX can work with you to provide supports and resources both on and off-campus. If you would like to speak to a confidential resource you can reach out or drop in to the Student Counseling Center. Additionally, after hours you can call 865-974-HELP to speak to a confidential resource.