Prevention

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.

 

 

River Safety Tips

As the warm weather approaches, we want to remind you of the importance of river safety. The Willamette River is a beautiful natural resource, but can be dangerous, especially for those who are not prepared. Here are some things to keep in mind to ensure you have a safe and fun time: 

Wear a life jacket: Even strong swimmers are impacted by unexpected currents, debris, and other hazards. While the weather may be hot, the water temperature can still be very cold, which can shock the body and cause muscles to cramp. The current can be swift, and hazards may not always be visible. Always err on the side of caution and respect the power of the river. A life jacket can save your life in these situations. 

Avoid drinking alcohol or using other substances: Being under the influence can affect your judgment and reaction time, making it harder to respond to emergencies or avoid dangerous situations. 

Stay hydrated: Drink lots of water and take breaks in the shade to avoid heat exhaustion or heat stroke. 

Laws still apply while on the water: Oregon’s open container law and minor in possession can still be enforced.  

Ducks take care of each other: Be mindful of your surroundings and be an active bystander should a friend or community member need help. If someone needs medical attention, Oregon’s Medical Amnesty Law protects the person needing help, and the person calling for help from receiving a minor in possession.  

As a reminder, the Substance Abuse Prevention and Education (SAPE) program and the Collegiate Recovery Center (CRC) at the University of Oregon are available resources for students who may need support. SAPE provides education, prevention, and intervention services to promote healthy decision-making, while the CRC offers a supportive community and resources for students in recovery or those interested in reducing their substance use.

For more information, please visit the SAPE webpage or contact sape@uoregon.edu, or visit the CRC webpage or contact recovery@uoregon.edu.

Stay safe and enjoy the beauty of the Willamette River!  

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.

UO Experiential Learning Initiatives

We produce award-winning intervention programs that educate and build awareness around the complex issues facing college students today.

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 prevention@uoregon.edu to learn more. Get Explicit 101 is also required.


Events

Apr 24
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...
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.

 

When: Take Back the Night is on Thursday, April 25th, 2024 starting with the Rally at 6:00pm followed by the March at 7:00pm and Student-Led Speak-Out at 8pm.

Where: Rally begins in the EMU Amphitheater at 13th and University St. followed by an approximately 2.5 mile March from the UO Campus through the streets of Eugene and back to UO Campus in the EMU Diamond Lake Room where the Student-Led Speak Out is held.

Who: The UO Women’s Center in collaboration with the UO Campus Community (UO Muxeres, UO Duck Rides, UO Green and Yellow Garter Band and more).

Thursday, April 25th, 2024 marks the 46th annual Take Back the Night Rally, March and Speak-Out Against Sexual and Domestic Violence event for the University of Oregon Campus Community. Take Back the Night 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. Take Back the Night is a Survivor-Centered event that begins with a Rally in the EMU Amphitheater, continues as a March through the streets of Eugene to symbolize reclaiming people’s safety on public streets at night, and ends with a Student-Led Speak-Out on campus during which Survivors can share personal stories of how Sexual and Domestic Violence has impacted their lives.

The Rally will feature UO Student Speakers from diverse intersecting identities and lived experiences, including the Native American Community, Latine Community, LGBTQIA2S+ Community, International Community, Disabled Community, a Child Abuse Prevention Advocacy Organization and more.

Our theme for this year’s event is addressing the DUALITY that Survivors can hold on their path to healing - throughout both their radical joy & rightful rage - as they ultimately reclaim their power. As well, we will continue to center marginalized communities too often left out of essential dialogue about Sexual and Domestic Violence - despite being disproportionately impacted by these systems of oppression. As always, the Women’s Center is committed to providing this essential event to support Survivors, educate the community and prevent future harm.

ASL Interpretation will be provided at the Rally. This event is wheelchair accessible and will have transportation available during the March and back to Student-Led Speak-Out. We ask that no UO Professional Staff or Media be present during the Student Led Speak-Out portion of the event to provide a sacred space for students to have dialogue circles of peer-to-peer support. Event will take place **rain or shine** (rain is currently forecast) and is free and open to the public. We support and believe survivors in ALL WEATHER! Masks are not required but highly encouraged. Questions regarding Take Back the Night should be directed to Fatima Roohi Pervaiz or Maggie Bertrand at the UO Women’s Center. Contact:

UO Women’s Center Director, Fatima Roohi Pervaiz fpervaiz@uoregon.edu

AND

UO Women’s Center Sexual Violence Prevention & Education Coordinator, Maggie Bertrand,  svpewc@gmail.com

Jimmy Howard, PhD
Associate Dean of Students

Hannah Jayne
Director, Prevention Services

Alexis Drakatos
Assistant Director, Substance Misuse and Prevention

Lauren Charles Stewart, PhD
Assistant Director, Sexual Violence Prevention Education

Arian Mobasser, PhD
Coordinator, Men's Resource Center

Brad Rondeau
Coordinator, Substance Misuse Prevention