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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

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, movie screenings, panels, and art projects – we seek to bring light to the issue of campus sexual assault by engaging our community in ways to step up and prevent all acts of violence.

Previous Partners Include:

  • 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
  • Veteran Services

For a complete overview of resources, along with information about staying educated and getting involved, please visit the University of Houston's Sexual Violence Prevention and Education webpage.


Events

(Schedule of 2024 Sexual Assault Awareness Month events coming soon!)

Step UP!

Wednesday, April 5, 2023
6:00 pm
Student Center South, Midtown Room

Students will learn how to respond to instances of potential harm.


Unwind with Wellness on Wednesdays: Self-Defense

Wednesday, April 5, 2023
11:00 am — 1:00 pm
Campus Recreation, Multipurpose Room 4

Come learn how you can protect yourself and be more situationally aware with UH Wellness and the Brazilian Ju Jitsu student organization.


Unbelievable Film & Panel

Thursday, April 13, 2023
6:00 pm
Student Center Theater

We will do a showing of the film I Am Evidence, which brings to light the alarming number of untested rape kits in the United States. Panelists will include women in the Houston area that are doing work to end the backlog of rape kits.


UH Goes Teal - Sexual Assault Awareness Month Resource Fair

Tuesday, April 18, 2023
11:00 am — 2:00 pm
Student Center South, Houston Room

This program serves as one of the kick-off events each Sexual Assault Awareness Month. The program includes a resource fair on sexual assault support at UH, interactive activities, prizes, and more.


Take Back the Night

Tuesday, April 18, 2023
6:00 pm — 8:30 pm
Lynn Eusan Park

An annual program commemorating a national day of action bringing attention to sexual violence and interpersonal violence on college campuses. Participants gather for a resource fair, rage room, and free t-shirts for the first 100 students.


Rock Climbing Event

Tuesday, April 25, 2023
2:00 pm — 5:00 pm
Campus Recreation

This event will feature people rock climbing to understand some of the barriers and challenges that people who have experienced sexual violence might experience.


Netflix's “You”: Dangers of Stalking

Wednesday, April 26, 2023
2:00 pm — 4:00 pm
Student Center South, Bayou City

This event will include discussions around Netflix’s You and the themes of stalking in the show. One participant will win a copy of the You book.