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Sexual Assault Awareness Month

Did you know that 11.2% of college students in the United States experience rape or sexual assault through physical force, violence or incapacitation (AAU Campus Climate Survey, 2015)? College students are not immune to this issue.

Each April, UH Wellness coordinates the campus-wide observance of Sexual Assault Awareness Month with various campus partners. Through a variety of mediums, including workshops, trainings, movie screenings, panels and art projects – we seek to bring light to issue of campus sexual assault by engaging our community in ways to step up and prevent all acts of violence. Past collaborative partners have included the Women and Gender Resource Center, Equal Opportunity Services, Counseling and Psychological Services, LGBTQ Resource Center, Center for Diversity and Inclusion, Student Housing and Residence Life, and Veteran’s Services.

For a complete overview of campus and off-campus resources, along with information about stayind education and getting involved, please visit the University of Houston's Sexual Violence Prevention and Education webpage.

Event Calendar

Monday, April 2

UH Goes Teal Resource Fair
11:00am – 1:00pm, Student Center Plaza

Join WGRC and UH Wellness in raising awareness to end sexual violence. Wear your teal or visit enough booths to win a FREE teal t-shirt! The fair is open to all UH students, faculty, and staff. #UHGoesTeal

Wednesday, April 4

Start by Believing Tabling
1:30pm – 3:30pm, Student Center South
Hosted by the WGRC.

Bystander Intervention Lunch
12:00pm – 1:00pm, Cougar Village 2, Large Conference Room

Want to become more involved in protecting the UH community from sexual violence? Come join UH Wellness for a free interactive workshop about bystander intervention. Lunch will be provided. This event is sponsored by UH Wellness and Student Housing & Residence Life.

Thursday, April 5

Wellness Wall: Dear Survivor
2:00pm – 4:00pm, Student Center South

Stop by the interactive wall and contribute by writing a message of support for survivors of assault. This event is sponsored by UH Wellness.

Tuesday, April 10

SVPE Coffee Hour
4:00pm – 5:00pm, Cougar Place

Have you ever wondered what you could do to help prevent sexual violence? Stop by the SVPE Coffee Hour to learn more about how you can be involved in prevention at UH. Coffee and snacks provided. This event is sponsored by UH Wellness and Student Housing & Residence Life.

Wednesday, April 11

Food for Thought Workshop: Healing After Sexual Assault
12:00pm – 1:00pm, Student Services Center 1- Room 302G

Every Wednesday, Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) hosts a Food for Thought Workshop. This week’s workshop focuses on raising awareness on the impact of sexual assault. Resources for sexual assault survivors and ways of coping with sexual trauma will also be discussed. The latter portion of the workshop will be used for sexual assault survivors and/or allies to discuss and receive support around their experiences. Participation is voluntary and based on each individual's comfort level. Sponsored by Counseling and Psychological Services.

Sexual Assault in Medicine Panel
12:00pm – 1:00pm, Health & Biomedical Sciences Building 2 (3rd Floor)

*UH College of Pharmacy Students only

Join Kappa Epsilon in a discussion of how sexual assault is handled in the medical community.

Thursday, April 12

Wellness Wall: Coogs Get Consent
2:00pm – 4:00pm, Student Center South

Stop by the interactive wall and tell us how you get consent! This event is sponsored by UH Wellness.

Friday, April 13

Code Red Assist Training
9:00am – 4:30pm, Student Center South Astrodome Room

*UH Staff and Faculty Only

Code Red Assist is a new training program offered by the WGRC’s Sexual Misconduct Support Services (SMSS) program. This training is designed to equip staff & faculty with skills and knowledge to respond to disclosures of sexual violence (or sexual misconduct) in a compassionate and compliant way. Upon successful completion of the training, participants become Code Red Assist Liaisons. CRA Liaisons will have their names posted on the WGRC website and will have a special placard to place on their office doors. Registration is required on Get Involved.

Monday, April 16

I Am Evidence Film Screening
8:00pm – 10:00pm, Cougar Village Courtyard

Join Student Housing & Residential Life, UHPD, and UH Wellness for a screening of I Am Evidence, a documentary exposing the alarming number of untested rape kits in the United States, bringing much needed attention to the disturbing pattern of how the criminal justice system has historically treated sexual assault survivors.

Tuesday, April 17

End It: Human Trafficking Event
11:00am – 1:00pm, Student Center South

This event will focus on Human Trafficking Awareness and include a visual display, resource information, and a photo campaign. Hosted by CSI, the Student Centers, the Modern Abolitionist Coalition, and the WGRC.

Wednesday, April 18

Healing Gallery
10:00am – 2:00pm, Student Center South Heights Room

Art, Performances, & Exhibits related to sexual violence & survivor empowerment. Hosted by the WGRC.

Thursday, April 19

Wellness Wall: Mythbusters
2:00pm – 4:00pm, Student Center South

Stop by the interactive wall and bust some rape myths! This event is sponsored by UH Wellness.

Sexual Violence Prevention Panel
4:00pm – 5:00pm, Student Center North Impact Room

Join representatives for UH Wellness, UHPD, Equal Opportunity Services, and WGRC’s Sexual Misconduct Support Services to learn about the prevention efforts here at UH and how YOU can be more involved!

 

Wednesday, April 25

Denim Day
All Day, Across Campus

Wear denim to support victims of sexual violence. To learn more, visit www.denimdayinfo.org.

The Invisible War Panel Discussion
1:00pm – 2:30pm, Student Center North Senate Room

Join UH Veteran Services and the WGRC in a screening of The Invisible War, a 2012 documentary about sexual assault in the U.S. military. A panel discussion will follow.

Thursday, April 26

Wellness Wall: Define Your Line
2:00pm – 4:00pm, Student Center South

Stop by the interactive wall and join the Define Your Line movement at UH! This event is sponsored by UH Wellness.

Monday, April 30

Title IX Talks: Frequently Asked Questions
11:30am – 1:00pm, UH Wellness Classroom (CRWC 1038)

*UH Staff and Faculty Only

Still have questions about Title IX and reporting after the mandatory training? Come to the very first Title IX Talks where we will address FAQs. Lunch will be provided. Space is limited, so please RSVP. This event is sponsored by UH Wellness and Equal Opportunity Services.