Red Zone Breadcrumb Enrollment Management and Student Affairs Title IX Get Informed Red Zone Section Menu Enrollment Management and Student Affairs Title IX Get Help Help for Someone Else How to Get Help Get Help Spreadsheet Get Informed 2020 Title IX Team Training Materials Consent Red Zone Printable Resources Title IX Annual Report Campus Climate Survey Results File a Report Reporting Options Confidentiality and Privacy Filing a Formal Complaint Online Training Athletes Athletics Staff Students Support and Resources Assistance for Complainants Assistance for Respondents On-Campus Support Mandatory Reporting Supporting Students Policy and Key Terms About the Policy Key Terms Team and Committees Know More Frequently Asked Questions Emergency Exit UTC media What is the Red Zone? The Red Zone is a term that is used to describe the time period from freshman move-in until Thanksgiving break. According to the Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network (RAINN), more than 50 percent of campus sexual assaults occur between August and November. What do I need to know? Freshman and sophomore college students have a heightened risk of sexual assault. Commonly-accepted statistics are that 1 in 5 female, 1 in 16 male and 1 in 2 transgender students will experience an attempted or completed sexual assault during the time they are in college. According to the National Institute of Justice statistics, 85-90% of sexual assaults reported by college women are perpetrated by a person known to the victim. The overwhelming majority of sexual assaults reported by college-age students are facilitated by alcohol. What can I do? Ask for consent, and ensure that your partner is able to give consent. For more information about consent, see utc.edu/consent. Safely intervene when you see someone who needs help. For more information about bystander intervention, please see utc.edu/step-up/.