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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.
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.
As part of May Mental Health Awareness Month, engage in the Kindness Rock Project by painting a rock or taking one that you need, sharing one with a friend, or leaving it somewhere in the EMU for someone that needs a message of inspiration. Also, come by and get yourself a free Stress Less Kit featuring a Craft Center project and learn more about campus mental health services and resources. Hosted by Counseling Services and CS Student Advisory Board.
Let’s Talk is a service that provides easy access to free, informal, and confidential one-on-one consultation with a 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 CS staff member about what actual therapy looks like.
Would like to meet with one of our CS 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 Talk work?
Let’s Talk will be offered via Zoom and/or in satellite locations across campus. 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 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.
Mondays 3-5PM - Meet with Jingqing Liu, who specializes in working with international students. Click here: https://zoom.us/j/99378816150
Tuesdays 10AM-12PM - Meet with Carolyn Meiller, who specializes in working with LGBTQ students, at the Center for Multicultural Academic Excellence (Oregon Hall-Room 130) or click here: https://zoom.us/j/99147472563.
Wednesdays 2-4PM - Meet with Cecile Gadson, who specializes in working with Black and African American students, at the Black Cultural Center.
Wednesdays 4-6PM - Meet with Caryn Zaner, who specializes in working with graduate students and queer, trans, and gender non-conforming students. Click here: https://zoom.us/j/92314812010
Thursdays 2-4PM - Meet with Eric Garcia, who specializes in working with LatinX and undocumented students, at the Multicultural Center (EMU 109m) or click here:
Thursdays 4-6PM - Meet with Kristen Besler at Global Scholars Hall (Room 103) or click here: https://zoom.us/j/92058889528
Fridays 1-3PM - Meet with Mariko Lin at the Center for Multicultural Academic Excellence (Oregon Hall-Room 130) or click here:
If you need assistance in supporting a student with mental health issues, please call Counseling Services for a consultation at 541-346-3227 or click on the zoom link for Office Hours with Counseling Services to meet with a CS leadership team member on Thursdays from noon – 1:00 p.m. for Spring Term 2022. A consultation with our staff can help you identify the next steps, appropriate resources, and services for your student.
This discussion-based presentation will provide psychoeducation on stress, the various types of self-care, and have an interactive activity of creating a “comfort plan,” for self-care through a multicultural feminist lens. Students will be encouraged to be reflective on their own experiences of stress and how they currently cope through discussion prompts as a means to build community support.
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
The journey continues!
The Men's Resource Center is super excited for the next chapter of its Intro to Dungeons and Dragons series. Come learn the basics, as well as some ideas for how to maybe even start your own group! 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.
Please join the UO Women’s Center for “Take Back the Night 2022: A Rally, March and Speak Out 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.
We will gather for a rally at 6:00 p.m., then march through the streets of Eugene, returning to Southwest Campus Green behind the Knight Library for an informal Speak Out.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.