Respect Boundaries

Programs

 

 

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.

26th Sex Signals in NSU Ponderosa Room
The real life funny sort-of-improv show about dating, sex and other stuff

Clothes Line Project
October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month and as part of the awareness on campus the Women’s Center puts on the Clothes Line event. This national art project displays t-shirts on a clothesline as a memorial to the victims and survivors of relationship violence. As part of our effort to educate the student body population, we invite anyone who is interested to create a shirt advocating the need to end relationship violence. Then, these shirts are displayed around campus on various ‘clothes lines’.

15th Respect2All 7:00 pm in Ponderosa Room
Educational theatre presentation, “Cracked But Not Broken”, on dating violence for students. Following this presentation was a 30 minute interactive panel discussion to discuss dating violence. RA’s and student leaders attended a second session which included training about dating violence.

29th Stalking Awareness Panel 5:00 pm in NSU Room 310
The SAFE Center and Women’s Center are joining up to hold the Stalking Awareness Panel which will consist of Kiphany Hoff, Ricci Fast, Trish Holen, and Robin Phipps. This panel will discuss personal accounts of stalking and information/resources if you are experiencing stalking. Also, the panel will be open for any questions from the audience.

3rd Women’s Symposium 5:00pm in Ponderosa Room
The main speaker, Jake Jacobson, discussed her “Just Ask” theory. She will incorporate the “A.S.K.” philosophy into reaching ones full potential whether it is in fitness or everyday life. Her presentation will encompass how to be a healthier person and steps to take to get there. Breakout sessions include “Acceptance and Self-Compassion” presented by Kiphany Hoff and “Mindfulness Yoga for a Healthier You” presented by Anna Hain. 

6th Healthy Relationships Presentation (Boundaries) 3:30pm in Copeland Hall Room 130
Each month’s presentation is focused on an area of healthy relationships. For the month of February, the Women’s Center presented on the topic “Boundaries”. This subject included where to draw the line and how healthy boundaries can strengthen relationships.

25th Eating Disorders Awareness Panel 4:00pm in Ockinga Conference 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.

12th “Bullying is Everywhere” 7:30pm in Copeland 142
Think you know all about bullying? –Think again. Keynote, Tim Peterson will give a personal account of bullying, discuss how powerful bullying on social media can be and will inspire you to take a stand against all types of bullying.

2nd Response Ability 6:00pm – 9:00pm in NSU Ponderosa Room
Mike Dilbeck concentrates on giving his audience three powerful life skills to use whenever they see unhealthy or negative behavior among their peers, in their classes, on their campuses and in their lives.

7th, 9th, 10th, 14th, 15th, 16th, 21st Flag Football Tournament at UNK’s South Practice Fields
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.

8th Open Mic Night 7:00pm – 9:30pm in the NSU Food Court
The Women’s Center is hosting an open mic night. 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 April 17th.

17th Take Back the Night 6:30pm – 11:00pm in NSU Ponderosa Room
In support of Take Back the Night the Women’s Center, Office of Multicultural Affairs- Queer Straight Alliance and Sister to Sister, Women’s Gender Studies- Triota, Lopers Night, UPFF and Chartwells Catering are pleased to host an evening dedicated to taking a stand against sexual assault. Two powerful speakers, who will share their personal stories, will start off this evening followed by a drag show to re-enforce that regardless of who you are, where you come from or what you do – No One deserves to be a victim!

23rd Myths & Facts about Sex in College- 7:00pm in NSU Cedar Room
A panel to ask the “Sexpert” questions will kick off this event, followed by an opportunity for students to play interactive games, win prizes and continue to learn about healthy sexuality.

23rd Denim Day- All day awareness
We encourage 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.

Love is Consent
The Women's Center and the Office of Multicultural Affairs Social Justice League are teaming up to bring Love is Consent campaign to the UNK campus beginning of February. This program will provide students with an opportunity to visually express powerful, consensual statements of art on a pair of underwear. We would provide the underwear and materials to decorate along with information on what is consent, why it is important and resources they can contact if they or someone they know has experienced sexual assault or relationship violence. The intent of this program is for students to see what consent is all about and to remind them to continually practice consent.

What is Love?
This program is an informal discussion regarding what healthy relationships look like as well as what unhealthy relationships look like. Students will engage in open communication regarding how we view relationships and how the media has influenced the way we view relationships. The RA will have Valentine’s Day candy and a movie on domestic violence following the discussion.

Intimate Relationships Presentation
Presentation in the Family Studies “Intimate Relationships” class will cover identifying healthy relationships versus unhealthy relationships. A PowerPoint presentation will be given as well as activities that will supplement this information. The latter half of the presentation will be geared towards bringing awareness regarding healthy sexual practices as well as information/statistics on sexually transmitted diseases.

Barbie Doll Project
The Women’s Center and a Mantor Hall resident assistant are teaming up to shatter “living in a Barbie world” by revealing the truth behind Barbie’s proportions. 

“Girls Night Out” Discussion on Relationships 6:30pm in Christian Student Fellowship Building
Through sharing personal experience, knowledge and intellect, The Women’s Center and Christian Student Fellowship hope to reach young college women’s perceptions on what being in a relationship should look like.