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Red Zone Event Hosted By Counseling & Psychological Services and Victim Advocacy Center
With the beginning of the fall semester comes new experiences and opportunities. Unfortunately, this is also a time for added risk. In colleges, the first six weeks of the fall semester are often referred to as the “Red Zone”. The term refers to the increased risk for sexual assaults during this time period. Freshmen and transfer students are amongst the most vulnerable, as they may find themselves away from home for the first time and confronted with new freedoms which can place them in possibly dangerous situations.
Counseling & Psychological Services-Victim’s Services hosted for the first time ever, the Red Zone event to raise awareness about sexual violence. The event took place on September 4 outside of GC in the Betty Chapman Plaza. The activities, which included the Wheel of Consent and Root Beer Pong, were all aimed at educating students about sexual assault and the risks of engaging in sexual activity while intoxicated. Other departments present at the event included the Wellness Center, Public Safety, and the Women’s Center. An estimated 400 students stopped by the event and participated in the various games.
Victim Services will continue to engage in outreach activities throughout the fall semester in order to raise awareness among our students and FIU community.