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The Red Zone

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The start of another school year means many things — new classes, new opportunities and new Kappa sisters. It also marks the start of a six-week period on college campuses called the Red Zone. During these six weeks, students are at the highest risk of experiencing sexual violence compared to the rest of the academic year. First-year students and college women are especially at risk. Read the tips below from the National Panhellenic Conference on how to keep your sisters and yourself safe during #TheRedZone.

  • Be true to yourself and go with your gut. If something doesn’t feel right or you feel unsafe, trust your instincts.
  • It's common for victims of sexual violence to know their attacker. Always clearly communicate your intentions and limits. 
  • Intervene. If a friend needs help, create a distraction, ask directly, refer to an authority or enlist the assistance of others.
  • Be aware of your surroundings. Try not to walk around at night alone. Always use well-lit paths.
  • Be prepared. Whether it’s for your home, car or workplace, have your key out and ready to use before you reach the door.

For more back-to-school safety tips, click here.

Kappas in Rio

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Ready for Rio? Kappa is lucky to have eight women competing in this year’s games! 

Editor's note: Congratulations to each and every Kappa who participated in the Olympics! We are proud to call you our sisters. The article below was updated Aug. 22, 2016 with results. 

Kassidy Cook, Stanford, Diving

Women’s 3m Springboard | Preliminary Round | 327.75 (8)

Women’s 3m Springboard | Semifinal | 304.35 (13)

Women’s 3m Springboard | Final | DNQ

 

Gold Medal Kristin Armstrong, Idaho, Cycling

Women’s Road Race | Final | DNF

Women’s Road Time Trial | Final | 44:26.42 | GOLD MEDAL

 

Evelyn Stevens, Dartmouth, Cycling

Women’s Road Race | Final | 3:52:43 (12)

Women’s Road Time Trial | Final | 46:00.08 (10)

 

Gold Medal Eleanor "Elle" Logan, Stanford, Rowing

Women’s Eight | Heats | 6:06.34 (1)

Women's Eight | Final | 6:01.49 | GOLD MEDAL

 

Silver Medal Genevra “Gevvie” Stone, Princeton, Rowing

Women’s Single Sculls | Heats | 8:29.67 (1)

Women's Single Sculls | Quarterfinals | 7:27.04 (1)

Women's Single Sculls | Semifinals | 7:44.56 (2)

Women's Single Sculls | Finals | 7:22.92 | SILVER MEDAL

 

Kelley O’Hara, Stanford, Soccer

Women's Tournament | Preliminary: Group G – Match 1 | United States 2–0 New Zealand

Women’s Tournament | Preliminary: Group G – Match 3 | United States 1–0 France

Women’s Tournament | Preliminary: Group G – Match 5 | Columbia 2–2 United States

Women's Tournament | Quarterfinal 2 | United States 1–1 Sweden | United States 3–4 Sweden (PSO) 

 

Gold Medal Melissa "Mel" Seidemann, Stanford, Water Polo

Women's Tournament | Preliminary: Group B – March 2 | Spain 4–11 United States 

Women’s Tournament | Preliminary: Group B – Match 3 | China 4–12 United States 

Women’s Tournament | Preliminary: Group B – Match 6 | Hungary 6–11 United States 

Women’s Tournament | Quarterfinal 2 | Brazil 3–13 United States 

Women's Tournament | Semifinal 1 | Hungary 10–14 United States

Women's Tournament | Gold Medal Match | United States 12–5 Italy | GOLD MEDAL 

 

Gold Medal Maggie Steffens, Stanford, Water Polo

Women's Tournament | Preliminary: Group B – March 2 | Spain 4–11 United States 

Women’s Tournament | Preliminary: Group B – Match 3 | China 4–12 United States 

Women’s Tournament | Preliminary: Group B – Match 6 | Hungary 6–11 United States 

Women’s Tournament | Quarterfinal 2 | Brazil 3–13 United States 

Women's Tournament | Semifinal 1 | Hungary 10–14 United States

Women's Tournament | Gold Medal Match | United States 12–5 Italy | GOLD MEDAL 

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