Respect Boundaries

Programs

If you are interested in more information about one or more of the following programs or would like to request a program for a specific group or event, please contact one of the following offices. Likewise, if there is programming not listed that you would like to request, you may work with these offices in bringing the event to UNK.

Counseling Care (Confidential)
308.865.8248 (24 hr. Crisis)

UNK Police
308.865.8517
308.627.4811 (24 hr. Crisis)

Health Care
308.865.8218

Women's Center
308.865.8279

Human Resources
AA/EO and TITLE IX
308.865.8655

Office of the Dean - Division of Student Affairs
308.865.8528



 

 

Basic Self Defense Class

Free training to provide options to the men and women who are attacked.  Participants learn hands on defense techniques and classroom discussion.

 

 

 

“Can I Kiss You?”

“Can I Kiss You?” by the Date Safe Project, brings a candid look to dating, communication, respect and sexual assault awareness. This program inspires and challenges attendees to take an in-depth look at how we fail at communicating and respecting one another.

 

Clothes Line Project

The clothes line project is a national project that publicly displays decorated t-shirts on a clothesline. As a memorial to the victims and survivors of relationship violence, these shirts are a way to express oneself as an advocate to end this violence. Participants are welcomed to decorate the t-shirts the UNK Women’s Center provides to symbolize the hope, pain, faith and support of domestic violence. October is domestic violence awareness month, we do this project as a way to come together, take a stand and help end domestic violence.

 

Community Response Checklist to an Active Shooter Incident

This is an online list to help you stay safe should an incident occur. www.unk.edu/offices/police/police_services/active_shooter_incident.php

 

Denim Day

Denim Day is a national awareness day that takes place in April. The Women’s Center encourages everyone to wear jeans on this day to raise awareness about sexual assault. It is never the victims fault regardless of the clothes they wore. Denim Day first began in the United States in 1999 to take a stand against a ruling in an Italian Supreme Court.  The Chief Judge released the perpetrator for the following reason, “because the victim wore very, very tight jeans, she had to help him remove them and by removing the jeans it was no longer rape but consensual sex.” Denim Day allows us to take a stand against such stereotypes and define consent for all to know.

 

 

Drug and Alcohol Awareness

This is an overview class of drug and alcohol awareness on campus.  Discussions include signs and effects of drug use on the body.

 

Healthy Relationships Presentations

Each month’s presentation is focused on a different area surrounding healthy relationships. Topics may include but are not limited to; setting boundaries, gender roles, healthy sexuality, traits of healthy and unhealthy relationships, warning signs, values and consent.

 

In support of Take Back the Night

The Women’s Center will be hosting an evening dedicated to taking a stand against sexual assault. A powerful student speaker will start the evening by sharing her personal story followed by interactive activities that re-enforce the overall message. Regardless of whom you are, where you come from or what you do – No One deserves to be a victim!

                                                                                    

 

Respect2All

Come watch a play unfold that will reveal what dating violence can look like. It is an evening for students to learn how to identify warning signs of an abusive relationship, ways they can be an active bystander and the audience will learn the local resources available to help them or their peers. Local professionals, with expertise in the area of domestic violence, will sit on a panel for the talkback session. This will assist in answering questions and in providing a physical representation of who can help them in a time of need.

 

Sex Signals

This event is the real-life funny, sort-of-improv show about dating, sex and other stuff. With audience participation each act presents a new unforgettable experience that you won’t want to miss. Due to popularity, we feature two performances of Sex Signals please plan to arrive early to insure you have a seat.

 

 

 

Sexual Assault Prevention

This program offers objectives of what is a sexual assault, effects of a sexual assault, preservation of evidence, and prevention.       

 

Stalking Awareness Panel

Join a panel of local experts as they discuss personal accounts of stalking, address questions from the audience and provide additional information and resources. In an informal setting; listen, learn and anonymously or publicly ask questions. Regardless of why you attend you will leave with new life knowledge.                                     

Stalking in the Digital Age

Participants will learn the dangers of the internet and ways to maintain their safety while on campus.

 

 

Work Place Violence

Provides insight to identify potentially violent people and how to handle volatile situations.

TBA

TBA

Stalking Awareness Panel
January 22nd 4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. -- NSU Cedar Room
  • Join a panel of local experts as they discuss personal accounts of stalking, address questions from the audience and provide additional information and resources. In an informal setting; listen, learn and anonymously or publicly ask questions. Regardless of why you attend you will leave with new life knowledge.

 

Eating Disorders Awareness Panel
February 25th 4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. – NSU Cedar Room
  • A panel of UNK staff and students who are in recovery from overcoming different eating disorders will tell of their experiences, answer questions, break down stereotypes and give words of encouragement and resources of whom can help if they or someone they know are struggling with similar challenges in life.
In support of Take Back the Night
March 12th 6:30 p.m. – Ponderosa Room NSU
  • In support of Take Back the Night the Women’s Center will be hosting an evening dedicated to taking a stand against sexual assault. A powerful student speaker will start the evening by sharing her personal story followed by interactive activities that re-enforce the overall message. Regardless of whom you are, where you come from or what you do – No One deserves to be a victim!
Open Mic Night
April 7th 7:30 p.m. – NSU Food Court
  • Open Mic Night encourages UNK students can show off their spoken word poetry, slam poetry, musical talents and even comedic expressions. During the intermissions of acts, statistics, facts and safety tips will be presented to raise awareness about sexual assault. This event is in succession to Take Back the Night.
“Can I Kiss You” April 15th 7:00 p.m. – Ponderosa Room NSU
  • “Can I Kiss You?” by the Date Safe Project, brings a candid look to dating, communication, respect and sexual assault awareness. This program inspires and challenges attendees to take an in-depth look at how we fail at communicating and respecting one another.

Flag Football Tournament
  • The Women’s Center and Intramurals are pairing together to bring a competitive flag football tournament to campus during the month of April. This event is being hosted in an effort to raise further awareness on sexual assault.
Healthy Relationship Presentations
February 2nd/ March 2nd/ April 6th 4:00 – 5:00 p.m. – Copeland Room 130
  • Each month’s presentation is focused on a different area surrounding healthy relationships. Throughout the year we will cover dating/domestic violence, sexual violence, stalking and consent. Specific topics may include but are not limited to; setting boundaries, gender roles, healthy sexuality, traits of healthy and unhealthy relationships, warning signs, values and consent.