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The Red Zone is the first six weeks of the fall semester, between the first day of fall semester and Thanksgiving break, in which students are at the highest risk for encountering sexual violence. There are many reasons that this part of the year has a higher risk. Students are meeting new people and trying to fit in, and they may participate in certain activities for the first time. They have less parental supervision and increased independence, which may lead to certain behaviors, such as experimenting with alcohol or other drugs. Students may be new to the city, and may be adjusting to a new environment and getting oriented.
Here are some tips for reducing the risk for sexual violence:…more>>
For immediate victim assistance after hours: 404-413-1965
Student Victim Assistance is a confidential disclosure site for students who have experienced sexual assault, dating violence, domestic violence and stalking. Disclosures made to Student Victim Assistance staff will be held in strict confidence and will not serve as notice to the university requiring a review of the disclosed conduct. If you would like more information or would like to schedule an appointment to speak with Student Victim Assistance staff, please call 404-413-1965.
Staff also are here to help students who have experienced any type of recent or past victimization regain a sense of control over their traumatic experience, so that they may resume their academic and personal pursuits. If you know someone who has been victimized or would like to learn more about student victimization, Student Victim Assistance can help. Student Victim Assistance offers crisis intervention, advocacy and support for students. Even if you have no idea what you need or what you intend to do, which is a normal response to trauma, Student Victim Assistance can assist you to determine your options and provide information related to your experience. Students who seek victim assistance services are not obligated to pursue criminal or university charges.
For more information, refer to the links below or contact Student Victim Assistance at 404-413-1965 at any time.