Each year USF celebrates and observes national campaigns to support survivors of violence, increase awareness, and prevent violence on our campus. Use the links below to learn more about these national campaigns and the events we hold.
The month of April is nationally recognized as Sexual Assault Awareness Month, which aims to support survivors of sexual assault, raise awareness, and empower individuals to take steps to prevent sexual violence within their communities. The Center for Victim Advocacy and Violence Prevention, along with other campus collaborators, host programs and events throughout the month of April in honor of the campaign. Learn more about the history of Sexual Assault Awareness Month HERE and join us in the movement against sexual violence! Check out our calendar of events below to get involved and follow @WellnessUSF on social media for ongoing updates.
To all survivors: We believe you. We support you. We stand with you.
4/1: How to Support a Survivor Training at 5-6:30pm via this link.
To kick off Sexual Assault Awareness Month, join us in this virtual training and learn how to support a survivor of sexual violence as well as tips on responding to disclosures. Together, we can work to cultivate a survivor supportive campus here at USF!
4/6: Day of Action - WEAR TEAL!
Teal is nationally recognized as the color of sexual assault awareness and prevention. On this day of action, we invite all USF students, faculty, and staff to WEAR TEAL to support survivors of sexual assault. Share a photo on instagram of you wearing teal with the hashtag: "I support #SAAM" and tag @WellnessUSF to be featured!
4/6: Open Bystander Intervention Training at 5-6:30pm via this link.
Each session equips USF students with the tools and confidence to effectively intervene to decrease instances of interpersonal violence on campus. Learn how to step in and prevent violence, safely!
4/7: Consent & Chill at 12-1:00pm via this link.
Discussion Topic: Sexual Assault, Fame and Power - how famous perpetrators often escape consequences and the precedent it sets in society
4/19: 'It's On Us' Week-Long Campaign with Student Government
4/21: Consent & Chill at 12-1:00pm via this link.
Discussion Topic: How to Support a Survivor of Sexual Assault - responding to disclosures and supporting survivors through their healing process
4/21: TAKE BACK THE NIGHT at 7-10:00pm via this link.
A virtual event which honors survivors of sexual assault by allowing them to speak out about their experiences and their healing process. If you are a survivor of sexual assault and would like to share your story, you are welcome to unmute yourself at any time during the event or submit your story to be read on your behalf HERE.
4/28: National Denim Day Campaign - WEAR DENIM!
Wear denim and take a stand against victim-blaming in honor of Denim Day! This national campaign aims to raise public awareness and protest the harmful misconceptions surrounding sexual violence. Educate yourself on the history of the HERE. On this day, we encourage all USF faculty, staff and students to wear denim across the university, to visually show your love and support for survivors of sexual assault! Share a picture wearing denim on social media with the hashtag: #DenimDay and tag @WellnessUSF to be featured!