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Sexual Assault Awareness Month
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sexual assault awareness monthWhat is Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM)?

Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM) is an annual worldwide campaign that takes place in the month of April. The goal of SAAM is to raise public awareness about sexual violence (focusing on sexual assault and rape) and to educate communities and individuals on how to prevent sexual violence.

Across the Texas Tech University Campus and the Lubbock Community multiple organizations, departments and centers conduct academic discussions raising public awareness about sexual violence and the need to educate communities and individuals on how to prevent sexual violence. Each day, people witness a continuum of behaviors that range from being respectful and safe, to sexually abusive and violence.

Sexual assaults are possibly one of the least reported and most misunderstood violent crimes. It is important to remember that victims of sexual assaults are never to blame for what happens to them. The reality is that the perpetrator chose to commit a very violent crime against an individual. Regardless of whether or not the victim fought back, screamed, or said “no,” if there was no consent, then a sexual assault has been committed.

By working together we can highlight sexual violence as a major issue in our communities and reinforce the need for prevention efforts.

Events

Support & Resources

Student Organizations

Local

Report

Crossing the Line: Sexual Harassment at School

Based on findings from a nationally representative survey conducted in May and June, 2011, this report presents the most comprehensive research to date on sexual harassment in grades 7-12 and reveals some sobering statistics about the prevalence of sexual harassment and the negative impact it has on students' education. - American Association of University Women

 

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Annual Events

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 HANDS OF HOPE COLLECTION DRIVE (Fall/Spring)
  • April 1 - May 10
    The Women's Studies Program (drop off in DOAK Hall RM 125). Collection of items help benefit those that reside at Women's Protective Services. * Gently used items such as coats, gloves, and hats are welcome.

    Wish list:
    - Blankets, Comforters, Sheets, Pillows
    - Mattress Protectors, Covers, Towels
    - Female Hygiene Products, Diapers, Baby Wipes
    - Toilet Paper, Paper Towels, Kleenex
    - Laundry Supplies
    - Laundry Baskets
    - Cleaning Supplies
    - Office Supplies
    - Safety Pins, Sewing Kits
    - Basic Toiletry items (shampoo, conditioner, toothpaste, toothbrushes, floss, deodorant)
    - Basic Kitchen items (towels, sponges, dish soap, pots/pans, cooking utensils, serving utensils)
  • gender fair 2 GENDER FAIR (May)

The first Gender Fair was held in the Spring of 2012 in the Croslin Room at the TTU Library. Gender Fair is an educational, awareness-oriented resource fair exploring gender, equity, and communication. Read more...

Resources

Sexual Assault Pamphlet

TTU Campus:
Student Counseling Center
The Sexual Assault Peer Educators Program
Women's Resource Center
V-Day Lubbock Coalition

Local:
Women's Protective Services
Lubbock Rape Crisis Center

National:
American Association of University Women
National Sexual Violence Resource Center (NSVRC) - English and Espanol
Rape, Abuse, & Incest, National Network - 1-800-656-HOPE
SAFER (Students Active for Ending Rape)
Take Back the Night
United States Department of Justice

Educational Resources for Men by Men:
Jackson Katz
Steve Thompson
Byron Hurt
Steve McAllister

LGBTQ Resources:
The Northwest Network
Community United Against Violence

Report

Crossing the Line: Sexual Harassment at School

Based on findings from a nationally representative survey conducted in May and June, 2011, this report presents the most comprehensive research to date on sexual harassment in grades 7-12 and reveals some sobering statistics about the prevalence of sexual harassment and the negative impact it has on students' education. - American Association of University Women

 

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