See Something, Say Something, Do Something

Ducks Do Something

On our campus, we look out for each other and are committed to proactively addressing high-risk behaviors. Substance misuse and abuse is an issue on every college campus, but we take pride in creating a campus culture that is changing this norm. We are dedicated to creating a campus culture that is actively engaged in addressing issues of drug abuse and sexual violence in all their forms. Our efforts are focused on providing you with resources to help you have an exceptional experience and effectively navigate stress and social pressures in a healthy way. As Ducks it is on all of us to address these issues by being committed to taking care of ourselves and our community.

 

 


Substance Abuse Prevention

Alcohol and other drugs are perceived to be a part of culture. Drinking may be incorporated in many different celebrations and social events. However, misusing alcohol or other drugs can have serious consequences for your health and your college experience. It is a complicated subject, so it is important to stay informed and be responsible if you choose to consume or use.

80%

of UO students use a designated driver when drinking

82.2%

of UO students stay with friends while drinking

It takes

1 hour

to clear a serving of alcohol from the body

nearly

70%

of incoming students don't or rarely drink

Sexual Violence Prevention

Every University of Oregon student has the right to pursue their academic, social, and work activities without fear or intimidation. While any form of unwanted sexual behavior and violence can be difficult to discuss, sexual violence is an issue that exists on college campuses and in communities throughout the country. The Sexual Violence Prevention and Education team is dedicated to providing education and prevention opportunities for you to help contribute to a safe and healthy campus. 

The University of Oregon does not tolerate sexual violence or harassment. As Ducks, we respect each other and take care of each other. We get explicit consent before engaging in sexual activity and when we see someone in an uncomfortable or unsafe situation, we intervene or call for help.

Events

Nov 30
Let's (Tele)Talk - LGBTQIA Students11:00 a.m.

Meet with Counseling Services Carolyn Meiller, who specializes in working with LGBTQIA students, for Let’s Talk on Tuesdays, 11AM-1PM. Let’s Talk is a service that...
October 19–December 7

Meet with Counseling Services Carolyn Meiller, who specializes in working with LGBTQIA students, for Let’s Talk on Tuesdays, 11AM-1PM. Let’s Talk is a service that provides easy access to free, informal, and confidential one-on-one consultation with a University Counseling Services staff member. See our website for six additional Let’s Talk days/times offered throughout the week.

Let’s Talk is especially helpful for students who:


Have a specific concern and would like to consult with someone about it.
Would like on-the-spot consultation rather than ongoing counseling.
Would like to consult with a UCS staff member about what actual therapy looks like.
Would like to meet with one of our UCS identity-based specialists.
Have a concern about a friend or family member and would like some ideas about what to do.


How does Let’s (Tele)Talk work?

While typically offered in various campus locations, Let’s (Tele)Talk will be offered via Zoom. As a drop-in service, there is no need to schedule an appointment and no paperwork to be completed. Students are seen individually on a first-come, first-served basis at the times listed below. There may be a wait in the Zoom waiting room if the Let’s (Tele)Talk staff member is meeting with another student. Please wait and we will be with you as soon as we can. Let’s Talk appointments are brief (usually between 15-30 minutes) and are meant to be used on an as-needed basis. 

Nov 30
SNAP Drop-in Assistance1:00 p.m.

Stop by the Duck Nest to learn more about SNAP (formerly known as food stamps) and get help with the application. Find out more about food security programs at UO too!
October 11–December 3
Erb Memorial Union (EMU), Duck Nest Wellness Center (Room 041)

Stop by the Duck Nest to learn more about SNAP (formerly known as food stamps) and get help with the application. Find out more about food security programs at UO too!

Nov 30
Let's (Tele)Talk - LatinX/Undocumented Students3:00 p.m.

Meet with Counseling Services Eric Garcia, who specializes in working with LatinX and undocumented students, for Let’s Talk on Tuesdays, 3-5PM. Let’s Talk is a service...
October 19–December 7

Meet with Counseling Services Eric Garcia, who specializes in working with LatinX and undocumented students, for Let’s Talk on Tuesdays, 3-5PM. Let’s Talk is a service that provides easy access to free, informal, and confidential one-on-one consultation with a University Counseling Services staff member. See our website for six additional Let’s Talk days/times offered throughout the week.

Let’s Talk is especially helpful for students who:


Have a specific concern and would like to consult with someone about it.
Would like on-the-spot consultation rather than ongoing counseling.
Would like to consult with a UCS staff member about what actual therapy looks like.
Would like to meet with one of our UCS identity-based specialists.
Have a concern about a friend or family member and would like some ideas about what to do.


How does Let’s (Tele)Talk work?

While typically offered in various campus locations, Let’s (Tele)Talk will be offered via Zoom. As a drop-in service, there is no need to schedule an appointment and no paperwork to be completed. Students are seen individually on a first-come, first-served basis at the times listed below. There may be a wait in the Zoom waiting room if the Let’s (Tele)Talk staff member is meeting with another student. Please wait and we will be with you as soon as we can. Let’s Talk appointments are brief (usually between 15-30 minutes) and are meant to be used on an as-needed basis. 

Nov 30
Roving Meditation5:00 p.m.

Join this group meditation to explore how we can use walking, movement, and stillness to practice mindfulness. There will be a mixture of silence and guidance with a focus is on...
October 5–November 30
Erb Memorial Union (EMU), Duck Nest Wellness Center (Room 041)

Join this group meditation to explore how we can use walking, movement, and stillness to practice mindfulness. There will be a mixture of silence and guidance with a focus is on connecting and grounding in place, season, and spirit. We’ll be outdoors when weather permits. Meeting place is the Duck Nest. 

Led by Mary Ann Petersen, acupuncturist at University Health Services, who has a Masters in Chinese Medicine. Mary Ann pulls from Taoist and Quaker ethos in her meditation practice. She talks more about autumn and what it brings to our worlds: https://www.maryannpetersen.com/?p=2736

Dec 1
Let's (Tele)Talk - Black and African American Student Support2:00 p.m.

Meet with Counseling Services Cecile Gadson, who specializes in working with Black and African American students, for Let’s Talk on Wednesdays 2-4PM. Let’s Talk is a...
October 20–December 8

Meet with Counseling Services Cecile Gadson, who specializes in working with Black and African American students, for Let’s Talk on Wednesdays 2-4PM. Let’s Talk is a service that provides easy access to free, informal, and confidential one-on-one consultation with a University Counseling Services staff member. See our website for six additional Let’s Talk days/times offered throughout the week.

Let’s Talk is especially helpful for students who:


Have a specific concern and would like to consult with someone about it.
Would like on-the-spot consultation rather than ongoing counseling.
Would like to consult with a UCS staff member about what actual therapy looks like.
Would like to meet with one of our UCS identity-based specialists.
Have a concern about a friend or family member and would like some ideas about what to do.


How does Let’s (Tele)Talk work?

While typically offered in various campus locations, Let’s (Tele)Talk will be offered via Zoom. As a drop-in service, there is no need to schedule an appointment and no paperwork to be completed. Students are seen individually on a first-come, first-served basis at the times listed below. There may be a wait in the Zoom waiting room if the Let’s (Tele)Talk staff member is meeting with another student. Please wait and we will be with you as soon as we can. Let’s Talk appointments are brief (usually between 15-30 minutes) and are meant to be used on an as-needed basis. 

Dec 1
Stress and Anxiety Management Workshop2:00 p.m.

Learn how to identify stress and anxiety triggers and work on personalized management techniques. All students are welcome to attend this weekly, free workshop.
September 29–December 1
Erb Memorial Union (EMU), Duck Nest (Room 041)

Learn how to identify stress and anxiety triggers and work on personalized management techniques. All students are welcome to attend this weekly, free workshop.

Dec 1
Let's (Tele)Talk - Graduate Students4:00 p.m.

Meet with Counseling Services Colleen McCarthy, who specializes in working with graduate students, for Let’s Talk on Wednesdays 4-6PM. Let’s Talk is a service that...
October 20–December 8

Meet with Counseling Services Colleen McCarthy, who specializes in working with graduate students, for Let’s Talk on Wednesdays 4-6PM. Let’s Talk is a service that provides easy access to free, informal, and confidential one-on-one consultation with a University Counseling Services staff member. See our website for six additional Let’s Talk days/times offered throughout the week.

Let’s Talk is especially helpful for students who:


Have a specific concern and would like to consult with someone about it.
Would like on-the-spot consultation rather than ongoing counseling.
Would like to consult with a UCS staff member about what actual therapy looks like.
Would like to meet with one of our UCS identity-based specialists.
Have a concern about a friend or family member and would like some ideas about what to do.


How does Let’s (Tele)Talk work?

While typically offered in various campus locations, Let’s (Tele)Talk will be offered via Zoom. As a drop-in service, there is no need to schedule an appointment and no paperwork to be completed. Students are seen individually on a first-come, first-served basis at the times listed below. There may be a wait in the Zoom waiting room if the Let’s (Tele)Talk staff member is meeting with another student. Please wait and we will be with you as soon as we can. Let’s Talk appointments are brief (usually between 15-30 minutes) and are meant to be used on an as-needed basis. 

Dec 2
Mindfulness-Wellness Workshop2:00 p.m.

How do we stay in the present moment when the future is always looming and the past is catching up to us? This workshop will center around what it means to be present by diving...
December 2 2:00 p.m.–2:50 p.m.
Erb Memorial Union (EMU), Duck Nest (Room 041)

How do we stay in the present moment when the future is always looming and the past is catching up to us? This workshop will center around what it means to be present by diving into the research and application of mindfulness techniques for the busy college student.

Dec 3
FSL SVP Leadership Boardnoon

Fraternity and Sorority Life (FSL) Sexual Violence Prevention (SVP) Leadership Board: The FSL executive leadership established a leadership board, formerly referred to as a task...
October 1–December 3

Fraternity and Sorority Life (FSL) Sexual Violence Prevention (SVP) Leadership Board: The FSL executive leadership established a leadership board, formerly referred to as a task force, requiring one member from each chapter to serve as a representative. The SVP Leadership Board meets weekly with the Director of Prevention Services to become more educated about sexual violence and develop leadership skills in motivating their respective chapters and communities to prevent and respond appropriately to instances of sexual violence. 

This weekly meeting is open to assigned FSL SVP Delegates only.

Dec 3
Let's (Tele)Talk - Friday 1-3PM1:00 p.m.

Meet with Counseling Services Mariko Lin for Let’s Talk on Fridays 1-3PM. Let’s Talk is a service that provides easy access to free, informal, and confidential...
October 15–December 10

Meet with Counseling Services Mariko Lin for Let’s Talk on Fridays 1-3PM. Let’s Talk is a service that provides easy access to free, informal, and confidential one-on-one consultation with a University Counseling Services staff member. See our website for six additional Let’s Talk days/times offered throughout the week.

Let’s Talk is especially helpful for students who:


Have a specific concern and would like to consult with someone about it.
Would like on-the-spot consultation rather than ongoing counseling.
Would like to consult with a UCS staff member about what actual therapy looks like.
Would like to meet with one of our UCS identity-based specialists.
Have a concern about a friend or family member and would like some ideas about what to do.


How does Let’s (Tele)Talk work?

While typically offered in various campus locations, Let’s (Tele)Talk will be offered via Zoom. As a drop-in service, there is no need to schedule an appointment and no paperwork to be completed. Students are seen individually on a first-come, first-served basis at the times listed below. There may be a wait in the Zoom waiting room if the Let’s (Tele)Talk staff member is meeting with another student. Please wait and we will be with you as soon as we can. Let’s Talk appointments are brief (usually between 15-30 minutes) and are meant to be used on an as-needed basis. 

Dec 6
Let's (Tele)Talk - International Students2:00 p.m.

Meet with Counseling Services Jingqing Liu, who specializes in working with international students, for Let’s Talk on Mondays, 2-4PM. Let’s Talk is a service that...
October 18–December 6

Meet with Counseling Services Jingqing Liu, who specializes in working with international students, for Let’s Talk on Mondays, 2-4PM. Let’s Talk is a service that provides easy access to free, informal, and confidential one-on-one consultation with a University Counseling Services staff member. See our website for six additional Let’s Talk days/times offered throughout the week.

Let’s Talk is especially helpful for students who:


Have a specific concern and would like to consult with someone about it.
Would like on-the-spot consultation rather than ongoing counseling.
Would like to consult with a UCS staff member about what actual therapy looks like.
Would like to meet with one of our UCS identity-based specialists.
Have a concern about a friend or family member and would like some ideas about what to do.


How does Let’s (Tele)Talk work?

While typically offered in various campus locations, Let’s (Tele)Talk will be offered via Zoom. As a drop-in service, there is no need to schedule an appointment and no paperwork to be completed. Students are seen individually on a first-come, first-served basis at the times listed below. There may be a wait in the Zoom waiting room if the Let’s (Tele)Talk staff member is meeting with another student. Please wait and we will be with you as soon as we can. Let’s Talk appointments are brief (usually between 15-30 minutes) and are meant to be used on an as-needed basis. 

Dec 7
Oregon Prevention Coalition Monthly Meeting3:00 p.m.

Prevention and intervention rely on collaboration, but often those who work in this field of work find themselves in silos. One gap recognized was lack of connection among alcohol...
October 5 2021–June 7 2022

Prevention and intervention rely on collaboration, but often those who work in this field of work find themselves in silos. One gap recognized was lack of connection among alcohol and other drug prevention, intervention, and recovery staff across the state of Oregon's institutions of higher education.

With support from Oregon Health Authority and leadership from the University of Oregon, the Oregon Prevention Coalition was formed.

Since its first meeting in the summer of 2020, the coalition has created a space for staff to build relationships, receive training, and garner statewide collaboration. The coalition meets on the first Tuesday of each month and averages one training each quarter.

Initially focused on public, four-year institutions, as of winter 2021 the coalition is expanding to community colleges. Eventually, the coalition will encompass the state’s private colleges and universities. 

Learn more at: https://dos.uoregon.edu/opc

Apr 28
Take Back The Night6:00 p.m.

Please join the UO Women’s Center April 26th-April 29th for “Take Back the Night 2021: A Remote Movement Against Sexual and Domestic Violence.” Take Back the...
April 26 2021– April 24 2025

Please join the UO Women’s Center April 26th-April 29th for “Take Back the Night 2021: A Remote Movement Against Sexual and Domestic Violence.”

Take Back the Night is a yearly international protest aimed at raising awareness about the realities of Sexual and Domestic Violence on campus and in the community, both for Survivors of Sexual and Domestic Violence and those who want to support and bear witness in solidarity.

Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, this year’s event will be entitled “Take Back the Night 2021: A Remote Movement Against Sexual and Domestic Violence.” Monday-Thursday we will host Take Back the Night Virtual Rally Speakers with pre-recorded videos on Microsoft Stream (a platform which requires a UO ID to log in and view - a precaution for the personal safety and cultural sensitivity of our Speakers).

Virtual Rally Speakers will be representing the Latinx, Black, Refugee, Native American/Indigenous, Disabled, Asian, and LGBTQIA+ Communities and more.

Links to individual Rally Speaker videos will be posted on the Women’s Center’s website https://blogs.uoregon.edu/women, our Instagram (@uo_womenscenter) and our Facebook (UO Women’s Center) at 6pm each night.

Following the final Virtual Rally Speaker on Thursday, April 29th (the original night of Take Back the Night) will be a TBTN Virtual March on YouTube.

*JOIN* Take Back the Night 2021 by submitting your Virtual March Posters to be featured in the Take Back the Night Virtual March slideshow on YouTube. Submit photos and sign UO Model Release Forms online via https://tinyurl.com/TBTNPoster2021. Deadline for submissions is April 26th  at 11:59 p.m.

For more information please contact Women’s Center Sexual Violence Prevention and Educator Coordinator, Kati Rodriguez, at SVPEWC@gmail.com or Women’s Center Director, Fatima Roohi Pervaiz, at fpervaiz@uoregon.edu

#TakeBackTheNight #SupportSurvivors #BelieveSurvivors #SAAM

Art by Kei Kort.

Oct 18
Intro to DnD: Roll Play 1026:00 p.m.

The journey continues! The MRC is super excited for the next chapter of its Intro to DnD series on Monday, Oct. 18th. Come learn the basics, as well as some ideas for how to...
October 18 6:00 p.m.–7:30 p.m.
Straub Hall, 251

The journey continues!

The MRC is super excited for the next chapter of its Intro to DnD series on Monday, Oct. 18th. Come learn the basics, as well as some ideas for how to maybe even start your own gruop! No prior DnD knowledge is required. UO students of all experiences and identities are welcome!

Space (and dice) are limited, so please DM us @uo.mrc so we know you're coming.

Contact Us

 
Kerry Frazee, PhD
Director, Prevention Services

 
Abigail Leeder
Director, Experiential Education and Prevention Initiatives

 
Rituparna Roy
Assistant Director, Sexual Violence Prevention and Education

 
Alexis Drakatos
Substance Abuse Prevention Coordinator

 
Jimmy Howard, PhD
Associate Dean of Students