See Something, Say Something, Do Something

Ducks Do Something

On our campus, we take care of each other and are committed to creating a community where every Duck’s experiences—including the parts that are more challenging—are welcome and included in promoting and maintaining healthy development.

We are dedicated to creating a campus culture that is actively engaged in addressing issues related to drug misuse and abuse, all forms of sexualized violence, and physical or psychological harm to ourselves or others. We rely on strong theory, evidence-based practices, and innovative, culturally relevant programming to enhance responsibility and critical consciousness. Our efforts are focused on providing students with education, skills, and resources to help them have an exceptional experience at the UO.



UO Experiential Prevention Initiatives

We produce award-winning intervention programs that educate and build awareness around the complex issues of sexual and dating violence and diversity and inclusion at the UO.

Men’s Resource Center

We envision a community in which all students—especially those who identify as men—are well-equipped to understand and care for their whole selves, as well as the needs of others.

Substance Abuse Prevention Education

We provide tools to help students develop a healthy relationship with alcohol and other drugs, disrupt stigma surrounding substance abuse and mental health, and support students navigating recovery.

Sexual Violence Prevention Education

We aim to create a safer campus community that empowers all Ducks to engage in healthy behaviors, interrupt interpersonal violence, and support the experiences of students who have been harmed.

Undergraduate Student Prevention Requirements

The University of Oregon is deeply committed to your health and well-being, your academic success, and engaging you in a learning experience that creates a healthier campus community. A student’s ability to learn is enhanced when they are a member of a safe and healthy community. 

As part of the UO’s comprehensive approach to prevention education, it is required that all new incoming undergraduate students do the following:

Being impacted by behaviors of students who misuse and abuse substances 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 substance misuse and abuse, reduce incidents of unwanted sexual behavior, and increase student coping.

First-Year Students

All incoming first-year students are required to complete Get Explicit 101 and the Online Prevention Course during their first term.

Transfer Students

Transfer students will attend Get Explicit 101 during their IntroDUCKtion Orientation session. They are required to complete the Online Prevention Course during their first term.

Nontraditional and Students in Recovery

We have an alternative to the Online Prevention Course for students who identify with at least one of the following: 25 years old or older, work 40 hours per week, are a parent/caregiver, or in alcohol and other drug recovery. Email to learn more. Get Explicit 101 is also required.


Apr 25
Take Back The Night 6:00 p.m.

The Women’s Center is beyond excited to invite you to join in-person at our annual Take Back the Night Rally, March and Speak-Out Against Sexual and Domestic Violence on...
Take Back The Night
April 28–24
6:00–10:00 p.m.
Erb Memorial Union (EMU) Amphitheater

The Women’s Center is beyond excited to invite you to join in-person at our annual Take Back the Night Rally, March and Speak-Out Against Sexual and Domestic Violence on Thursday, April 25th, 2024 starting at 6pm in the EMU Amphitheater!

TBTN is a yearly international protest founded in 1976 which seeks to raise 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.

 TBTN is a survivor-centered event that begins with a Rally in the EMU Amphitheater at 6pm, continues at 7pm as a  March through the streets of Eugene to symbolize reclaiming people’s safety on public streets at night – and ends back on campus for a Speak Out in the EMU.

The Speak Out will be student-led (with non-university affiliated licensed mental health providers available nearby for confidential assistance) during which survivors can share personal stories of how sexual and domestic violence has impacted their lives. Snacks, beverages and blankets will be provided. *We ask that no UO Professional Staff or Media be present during this portion of the event to provide a sacred space for students to have dialogue circles of peer to peer support.*

 Our theme for the 2024 event is being formed, and we will update this space once it is solidified.

As always, the Women’s Center is committed to providing this essential event to support survivors, educate the community and prevent future harm.


 #TakeBackTheNight #SupportSurvivors #BelieveSurvivors #SAAM

For more information please contact Women’s Center Sexual Violence Prevention and Educator Coordinator, Maggie Bertrand,, or Women’s Center Director, Fatima Roohi Pervaiz, at

Jimmy Howard, PhD
Associate Dean of Students

Hannah Jayne
Director, Prevention Services

Alexis Drakatos
Assistant Director, Substance Misuse and Prevention

Ashley Hunt
Interim Assistant Director, Sexual Violence Prevention Education

Arian Mobasser, PhD
Coordinator, Men's Resource Center

Brad Rondeau
Coordinator, Substance Misuse Prevention