Texas Tech University

Sexual Assault Awareness Month

Sexual Assault Awareness Month logo

RISE is excited to partner with departments and student organizations across campus to bring awareness to sexual assault, violence prevention, and bystander intervention. A full schedule of events is provided below. For questions, please call RISE at (806) 742-2110.

Collection Drive for WPS

Hands of Hope Collection Drive, benefiting Women's Protective Services. Drop off items at 123 Doak Hall. Visit theWomen's Studiespage for more information and requested items.

Schedule of Events

April 5- Title IX Drive In Conference: Prevention Track Pre-Conference

Student Union Building, 2nd Floor, 9 am- 6 pm

Join RISE for a prevention focused pre-conference event. A detailed schedule and session information can be found on the conference page. The conference is free for TTU Students, Faculty, & Staff, however, registration is required for this event. 

April 5- Sexism | Cinema

Alamo Drafthouse, 7pm

Fifty years ago, the term "sexism" was coined. In light of this historical marker, Alamo Drafthouse and TTU invite you to a film series which considers how sexism is embedded, endorsed, and/or challenged in the cinema. How far have we come? How far do we have to go?
Texas Tech faculty have selected films with female protagonists to view and discuss at Alamo Drafthouse, Lubbock. Movies will begin at 7:00pm with a brief introduction. $3.00 admission for all.

April 6- Title IX Drive In Conference: 

Student Union Building, 2nd Floor, 8 am- 5 pm

Join RISE for day of Title IX education and professional development. A detailed schedule and session information can be found on the conference page. The conference is free for TTU Students, Faculty, & Staff, however, registration is required for this event.

April 7- Raiders Against Violence 

Student Wellness Center, room 100, 8 am-5 pm

The Raiders Against Violence program will equip faculty and staff participants to respond to student concerns and disclosures regarding interpersonal violence, sexual assault, and trauma. Upon completion, RAVs will receive a certificate, sign for their office door, and will be published in an online resource list for students. Breakfast & lunch are provided for participants. Registration is required. 

April 11- STI Testing

SUB Llano Room, 8:30-11:30 am

The Lubbock Health Department will be on campus to offer FREE testing for gonorrhea, chlamydia, syphilis, and HIV. No appointment required!

April 12- The Sexual Assault Talk Show

SUB Red Raider Lounge, 5:30-6:30 pm, SEATING IS LIMITED

Admission is free, but the Black Graduate Student Association will be collecting items for the Hands of Hope Collection Drive at this event.

"The Talk Show" is an interactive 60-minute presentation aimed at helping students identify and challenge rape myths that exist within our culture. It is presented in a talk show format and encourages audience participation. Roles include: A talk show host, an alleged victim, an alleged perpetrator, a friend of the alleged perpetrator, a friend of the alleged victim, and a therapist/expert. Each team member remains in role and interacts with the audience as that person. For this talk show both the alleged survivor and alleged perpetrator will be the same sex highlighting the realities of sexual assault in the LGBTQ+ community. Rape myths as well as rape-supportive attitudes held by both males and females are clarified. At the end, team members step out of their roles and share insights about their experiences in those roles. General information about sexual assault prevention will also be discussed and distributed. 

Hosted by: TTU Student Counseling Center, The Black Graduate Student Association, and the RISE office. 

April 13- Film Screening: Anita

Lanier Auditorium (Texas Tech Law School), 5:30 pm. 

Film screening and panel discussion. Free admission. 

April 18- Cookie Consent

SUB CopyMail, 11 am- 1pm

Want to practice asking for consent in a fun, no stress way, that ends in a delicious cookie? Stop by the RISE table to learn more!

April 20- Women's Leadership Institute Symposium

For more information about this event, please visit the WLI page

April 20- Thursday Night Movie

SUB Escondido Theater, 10 pm

Join Student Union & Activities for their Thursday Night Movie, 20th Century Women. Seating is limited, and TTU ID is required. 

April 21- 33rd Annual Conference on the Advancement of Women

Join Texas Tech Women's Studies for their Annual Conference, featuring a Keynote by the Honorable Pat Schroeder. Details and registration are available on the Conference page

April 21- National Day of Silence

Free Speech Area, 11 am- 2 pm 

Join the TTU Gay Straight Alliance (GSA) for information and recognition of this important day. 

Every year hundreds of thousands of students take a vow to take a form of silence to raise awareness about the silencing effect of anti-LGBTQ bullying, harassment and discrimination. Members of the Texas Tech community are invited to take a similar vow, show your support to those in silence, or just learn about the damaging effect of bullying and harassment on LGBTQ individuals.

April 21, 24, 26- The Clothesline Project

Two chances to create T-shirts (shirts provided!), both from 11 am-2 pm: April 21 in the SUB Arroyo Room, and April 24 in the Free Speech Area

Ever wondered how interpersonal violence impacts people on your campus? Visit The Clothesline Project at various locations across campus to see personal stories and witness to violence. Want to make your own shirt? Contact RISE or Women's Studies with questions. The Clothesline will be at Take Back the Night on April 26 starting at 7:30 pm.

April 26- Denim Day

All students, faculty and staff are asked to wear jeans this Wednesday to show support for survivors of sexual assault. Want to know more about why jeans are a statement against rape culture and victim blaming? Read an overview of the court case that determined jeans were a 'litmus test' for sexual assault.

April 26- Take Back the Night

Memorial Circle, 7:30 pm

Join Tech FMLA for the annual Take Back the Night Rally and March. Take Back the Night is an opportunity to gather to support survivors and speak out against sexual assault. This event is open to the community.