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Red Zone Campaign

What is the Red Zone?

Post-secondary institutions across North America recognize the first 6-8 weeks of class as the Red Zone, a time in which approximately 50% of sexualized assaults occur and when first-year students are most at risk (Campus Sexual Assault Study, 2007; Matthew Kimble, Andrada Neacsiu, et al., 2008).

Sexualized Violence Prevention and Response's Red Zone awareness campaign will run from August 28-October 15. Over these seven weeks, we’ll be exploring a different theme each week, with opportunities for all members of the TRU community to engage in activities to build skills and connect with other folks who think this issue is important. Check out the schedule below for all the details:

Help is available.

The Sexualized Violence Prevention and Response office delivers educational opportunities to members of the campus community, supports the ongoing implementation of BRD 25-0 and provides direct support to victims/survivors of sexualized and intimate partner violence. Support is available to all faculty, staff and students. Whether the experience is historical or recent, a wide variety of supports are available:

  • Emotional support and safety planning
  • Academic accommodations and emergency housing
  • Information about reporting options
  • Support through reporting processes if desired
  • Connection to campus and community resources
  • Support to those providing care to victim/survivors
Red Zone Events
Week Theme Activities
August 28 — September 3 Sexualized Violence and the Red Zone

Follow @trustudentlife to check out our posts and stories throughout the campaign!

Behind the scenes:
This week, Residence Advisors and Coordinators will be receiving their yearly SVPR training in Responding to Disclosures, Consent and Bystander Intervention.

September 4 — 10 Sexualized Violence and the Red Zone

Follow @trustudentlife to check out our posts and stories throughout the campaign!

Behind the scenes:
This week, Student Wellness Ambassadors, PACE Leaders and many of our Student Mentors will be receiving their yearly SVPR training in Responding to Disclosures, Consent and Bystander Intervention.

September 11 — 17 Consent

Consent is like making your friend a cup of tea, or riding a tandem bike, or ordering a pizza. Intrigued? Come check our free, interactive consent workshop.

Register for Consent Workshop
September 18 — 24 Safety

New year, new opportunities to socialize, celebrate and blow off steam. We’ve got two workshops to offer this week: Safer Partyting and Safety Online.

Safety Online will give you some fresh tips on navigating the online world of dating, social media and relationships.

Register for Safety Workshop

Safer Partying will explore ways to stay safe while using alcohol and substances. Two sessions will be provided to campus; one for all community members, and one for just International Students to attend.

Register for Safer Partying #1 Workshop
(all campus members welcome)

Register for Safer Partying #2 Workshop
(International Students only)

September 25 — October 1 Bystander Intervention

Want to be part of building a safer campus community? Come learn the tools to be an active bystander so that you can intervene safely.

Register for Bystander Intervention Workshop

October 2 — 8 Supporting Survivors

What do you know about the barriers victims/survivors face in reaching out for help? Are you interested in honing your support skills? Do you know what services are available if you need them? This workshop will provide you with important insights and skills.

Register for Supporting Survivors Workshop

October 9 — 15 Getting Involved

Want to get involved in this issue on campus, or in our larger community? Come celebrate the campaign and connect with staff from Kamloops Sexual Assault Counselling Center, the Y Women’s Emergency Shelter and Kamloops Immigrant Services Women’s Empowerment Coordinator. The last event in this campaign will include snacks, art making and celebration.

Register for Getting Involved Workshop

If you have any difficulty registering for your workshop, please contact svpr@tru.ca.

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Book an appointment

To book an appointment, SVPR staff can be reached by email at svpr@tru.ca, by calling 250-828-5023, or by dropping by the office in OM 1486. You are welcome to bring a support person to any meeting.

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