OASIS (Outreach & Advocacy: Sexuality Information for Students) is a program of the Counseling Center at East Tennessee State University.OASIS addresses issues of Dating/Relationship Violence, Sexual Violence, Healthy Sexuality/Relationships. Our programs are designed to serve the needs of the ETSU population with information, education, training, advocacy, counseling, and referral services. OASIS offers presentations and workshops to ETSU classes and student organizations on a variety of issues relating to students' lives, such as Body Image and the Media, Gender Violence, Men as Allies, and Healthy Relationships. To request a presentation – contact our Outreach Coordinator or call 423-439-4841. Our topics can be tailored to meet the unique needs of any campus group, organization or class. If you are interested in a topic not listed, please contact us – we may be able to provide presentations in other areas of interest.
OASIS also sponsors FemSex, a nationally recognized semester-long (noncredit) woman's workshop on healthy sexuality. As well, OASIS hosts a wide array of campus and outreach activities. These include: Red Flag Campaign in October, Love Your Body Day in December, co-sponsor to I 'Heart' Female Orgasm, and Take Back the Night Candlelight Vigil and 5K Run/Walk in March. OASIS also sponsors the student organization Students Against Violence and co-sponsors R.A.D. (Rape Aggression Defense) Training for Women, a 12 hour program offered each semester, free of charge. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information about these programs and activities.
Services for Survivors and Allies of Sexual/Relationship Violence
In addition to our programming, OASIS provides services to students who have been directly affected by sexual and relationship violence. OASIS provides a safe, confidential atmosphere in which survivors can explore:
Our counselors can support survivors as they choose to discuss their experiences and explore their options about medical treatment and legal action. Our counselors can accompany a survivor through the medical treatment and collection of evidence. Whether or not a survivor chooses to report, an OASIS counselor can serve as an advocate and provide education to promote informed choice.