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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.

April 2021 Events 

  • April
    1

    UH Goes Teal: Resource Fair

    12pm, WGRC- Instagram

    A Part of Sexual Assault Awareness Month.This program serves as the kick-off event for Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM). This resource fair provides information on sexual assault prevention and response from both UH departments & community partners. Join us this year on Instagram for videos and posts @uhwgrc!

  • Step Up! - Sexual Violence Focused

    2pm, UH Wellness- Zoom

    This training will help students learn skills to safely intervene in instances of potential harm especially those related to sexual harassment, stalking, rape, and dating violence. Students will leave with a framework of intervention, tools to utilize to intervene, and a better understanding of bystander intervention.

  • April
    2

    COMPASS: Sexual Misconduct Response Training

    9am- 5pm, WGRC- Zoom

    Previously known as Code Red Assist Training, COMPASS is a day-long program offered by the WGRC’s Sexual Misconduct Support Services (SMSS) Program. This training is designed to equip staff and faculty with skills and knowledge to respond to disclosures of sexual misconduct in a compassionate and compliant way. Registration is required.

  • APR
    5

    Trauma Informed Mindfulness

    2pm, CPAS- Zoom  

    You've probably heard of mindfulness, but if you're a trauma survivor, some traditionally suggested mindfulness practices can be triggering. Join us to learn more and leave with ways to modify mindfulness to help it work for you.

  • Sexual Assault and Mental Health

    5pm, Active Minds- Zoom  

    This will be a discussion about sexual harassment, assault, stalking, and dating violence and their impacts on mental health, and options for support.

  • APR
    6

    Understanding Sexual Violence

    12pm-, UH Wellness- TEAMS

    This presentation will focus more on understanding sexual violence and helpful tips when working with survivors. This is only open to graduate students, faculty, and staff.

  • APR
    7

    Healing Gallery

    9am-12pm, WGRC- Instagram 

    A virtual gallery where UH community members can share art through any medium that has allowed them to process and feel in a creative way.

  • The HIVE Book Club Meeting

    12pm, WGRC- Zoom 

    This monthly meeting of THE HIVE will continue our discussion of George M. Johnson's All Boys Aren't Blue with a focus on healing and understanding sexual trauma.

  • Coping with Sexual Assault Trauma

    2pm, CAPS- Zoom 

    This presentation will go over common reactions that people experience after a trauma, how we tend to try to cope afterward and strategies to cope in the longer term.

  • APR
    12

    Stages of Healing from Trauma

    2pm, CAPS- Zoom 

    While healing from sexual trauma is a process unique to every survivor, knowing the stages that many people experience while healing can be helpful. Join us for a discussion on what can help facilitate - and hinder - healing from trauma.

  • APR
    13

    Vixen Dance Class

    2pm, Campus Recreation- Zoom 

    VXN recreates the live stage experience by incorporating trending choreography, musical remixes, and atmosphere lighting. As a result, participants are able to feel like performers. The class experience promotes mind-body connection, emotional release, and community in addition to physical fitness.

  • APR
    14

    End it

    11am-1pm, WGRC/CSI- Student Center South

    An event that brings awareness to human trafficking through scenario videos, TED talks, and general trauma-informed discussion.

  • APR
    15

    Coping with Sexual Assault Trauma

    2pm, CAPS- Zoom 

    This presentation will go over common reactions that people experience after a trauma, how we tend to try to cope afterward and strategies to cope in the longer term.

  • APR
    16

    Consent and Sexual Violence Prevention Training

    11am, UH Wellness- Zoom 

    This training will include interactive activities to learn about Consent, Sexual Violence Prevention, and more!

  • APR
    17

    Outdoor Adventure Climbing Wall

    10am, Campus Recreation- In Person

    This event will allow participants to work independently and in a group setting to complete the challenge. Participants will be able to climb the wall and retrieve different situational and/or scenario items placed throughout the climbing wall then as a group they will decide which situations are supportive or not.

  • APR
    19

    Trauma Informed Mindfulness

    2pm, CPAS- Zoom  

    You've probably heard of mindfulness, but if you're a trauma survivor, some traditionally suggested mindfulness practices can be triggering. Join us to learn more and leave with ways to modify mindfulness to help it work for you.

  • APR
    20

    Triangle Panel

    1pm, EOS- TEAMS

    Sexual violence (SV) is a significant problem in the United States. SV refers to sexual activity when consent is not obtained or not given freely. The aggressor can be, but is not limited to, a friend, intimate partner, coworker, neighbor, or family member. We will discuss dating violence, domestic violence, sexual misconduct, consent-what it is and is not, incapacitation, the effects of substance abuse and bystander intervention. This discussion is open to the UH-Main community.

  • APR
    21

    IPV/Consent

    2pm, CAPS- Zoom 

    In this presentation we delve into relational and interpersonal trauma through the lens of dating, relationships, and consent. Information about (1) how to identify and address problematic behaviors, (2) how to practice self-care and take an empowered stance, and (3) how to communicate and assess for consent, will be discussed. Q&A with a CAPS counselor and resources for support will conclude the presentation.

  • Promising Young Woman

    4pm, Student Center Marketing- In Person

    In partnership with the SC Film Series, we will screen 'Promising Young Woman.'

  • APR
    22

    Discussion on Promising Young Woman

    12pm, UH Wellness- Zoom

    A discussion about the film "Promising Young Woman" with the Assistant Director of Sexual Violence Prevention and Education, Jessica Rubinsky and the Director of the Women and Gender Resource Center, Anneliese Bustillo

  • Coping with Sexual Assault Trauma

    2pm, CAPS- Zoom 

    This presentation will go over common reactions that people experience after a trauma, how we tend to try to cope afterward and strategies to cope in the longer term.

  • APR
    26

    Take Back the Night

    5pm, WGRC- Instagram

    Take Back the Night (TBTN) is an annual program and national day of action bringing attention to sexual violence and interpersonal violence on college campuses. This year, we will create a welcoming virtual space for survivors to learn about resources and preventing sexual violence on our campus.We will end the night with a virtual candlelight vigil for victims of sexual trauma and interpersonal violence.

  • APR
    28

    Denim Day

     

    2pm, WGRC- Instagram

    Denim Day is an event in which people are encouraged to wear jeans to raise awareness of rape and sexual assault. Feel free to share your photo with @uhwgrc using the hashtag #DenimDay. 

  • APR
    30

    Serving in Silence

    12pm, Veterans Services 

    We will discuss how masculinity, power, and permissive command climate in the military contribute to the military's prevalence of assault.

  • Sex Trafficking Awareness and Prevention

    2pm, ISSSO 

    We will examine the effects of sex trafficking internationally through snippets of the film Nefarious: Merchant of Souls.