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. The misuse and abuse of drugs such as alcohol 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 at the UO without using drugs as a way to deal with stress or social pressures. As a member of our community, it is on all of us to address these issues and be informed.
Alcohol and Other Drugs
Alcohol and other drugs are a part of culture. Drinking is incorporated in many different celebrations and social events. But 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.
AlcoholEDU and Haven
As part of UO’s comprehensive approach to alcohol education and sexual violence prevention, it is REQUIRED that all new incoming students complete two online programs: AlcoholEdu and Haven. A student’s ability to learn is enhanced when they are a member of a safe and healthy community. Being impacted by behaviors of students who misuse and abuse alcohol or are involved in some form of sexual misconduct can all be significant barriers to academic success. Our goal is to reduce the negative consequences of alcohol misuse and abuse on campus as well as the incidents of unwanted sexual behavior.
of UO students use a designated driver when drinking
of UO students stay with friends while drinking
to clear a serving of alcohol from the body
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.
Sexual Wellness Advocacy Team and Rehearsals for Life
Relationships and sex can be difficult topics to have discussions about. They are very personal and finding the right time to start a meaningful conversation can seem rare. The Sexual Wellness Advocacy Team (SWAT) and Rehearsals for Life are dedicated to starting these conversations in a meaningful and interactive way on campus. These teams are made up of passionate undergraduate and graduate students who are dedicated to ending sexual violence and helping build positive relationships. They use interactive presentations as a way of starting conversations about healthy realtionships and sexual wellness.
University Prevention Efforts
We cannot simply hope the issue of sexual violence will go away—we need to be actively engaged in preventing it. We are committed to doing all we can to educate ourselves and our community about sexual harassment in all its forms, to understand the culture surrounding sexual assault, to become engaged bystanders, and to promote healthy and safe behaviors.
The university does not discriminate on the basis of sex in any of its programs or activities. Questions regarding Title IX may be referred to the University of Oregon’s Title IX Coordinator or to the Department of Education, Western Region Office for Civil Rights.