Texas Tech University

Sexual Assault Awareness Month

sexual assault awareness month 2022

Full Schedule of Events



Friday, April 1 - 30

The Clothesline project has been hosted at Texas Tech since the late 1990s and is a month-long opportunity to observe SAAM. The displays in various dormitories across campus act as a way to bear witness to the fact that domestic and sexual violence exist in our communities. Campus members are invited to stop by and decorate a shirt and leave messages for survivors.

Weekly, April 1 - 30

RISE will be featuring a month of "Real Talks" that center around Sexual Assault Awareness Month. Interviews with the Student Counseling Center and Title IX aim to educate the public abount consent, bystander prevention, TTU resources, and advice.

Friday, April 1
2:00 - 4:30 p.m. | Texas Tech Dairy Barn Loft

Exhale will feature performance and visual art from those affected by sexual violence. The event is a safe environment for survivors and supporters and will have snacks and refreshments. Survivors and supporters of survivors are encouraged to submit original artwork. For more information about the event and how to submit work, please use the submission form offered by RISE. The deadline for submissions is March 25. 

Friday, April 1
12:00 - 1:00 p.m. | Virtual

Assistant professor of technical communication and rhetoric, Jennifer Nish, will talk about her book, “Activist Literacies: Transnational Feminism and Social Media Rhetorics.” The talk will explore conversations about feminism and activism that circulate on social media. For information on registration, use this link.

12:00 - 12:50 p.m. | West Lawn of McClellan Hall

The Honors College is hosting lunch and a series of open discussions centering on Sexual Assault Awareness Month.

Monday, April 4
1:00-3:00 p.m | Starbucks at Honors Hall

Students who stop by the table to get information on consent education and Title IX resources will receive a free 16 oz drink of their choice. 

Monday, April 4
12:00p.m. - 2:00p.m. | Student Union Building

Peer educators will hand out promotional items for SAAM and talk to students about consent education.

Thursday, April 7
6:00 - 7:00 p.m. | Matador Room

Fraternity & Sorority Life leaders will participate in training regarding sexual assault awareness by guest speaker, Bonny Shade. This event is not open to the public.

Friday, April 8
12:00p.m. - 2:00p.m. | Student Union Building

Peer educators will hand out promotional items for SAAM and talk to students about consent education.

Friday, April 8
8:00 - 10:00 p.m.  | University Recreation Center

An event to celebrate all Womxn-identifying students, faculty, staff, community members and affiliates. There will be group fitness classes, educational classes, games, giveaways, food and more. The recreation center will close during this time and only be open for those who identify as a Womxn.

Monday, April 11
12:00 - 2:00 p.m. | Student Union Building

Peer educators will be handing out promotional items for SAAM and talking to students about (sexuality transmitted infections) STI awareness, consent education and sexual health.

Tuesday, April 12
10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. | Llano Estacado Room

Registration to be completed on-site and tests are limited. Tests will screen for HIV, syphilis, gonorrhea and chlamydia. Only open to Texas Tech students.

April 12

Alpha Phi Alpha asks men to walk in women's high-heeled shoes to actively confront gender stereotypes and expectations. In this space of playful confrontation and openness, it's possible to reveal and consider many of the underlying causes of men's sexualized violence with less defensiveness and denial.

Wednesday, April 13

Peer educators will be handing out promotional items for SAAM and talking to students about STI awareness, consent education and sexual health.

Friday, April 15
4:00 - 7:00 p.m.  | Canyon Room

Rape Aggression Defense (R.A.D) provides educational opportunities for women, children, men and seniors to create a safer future for themselves. For information on registration, use this link. Please note participants must attend both the lecture and activity portion to complete the program.

Friday, April 15
5:30 - 6:30 p.m. | Urbanovsky Park near the pond

Outdoor yoga for all fitness levels with RISE tabling and discussion about SAAM topics. Limited number of yoga mats provided.

Monday, April 18
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. | Virtual

Presentation on active consent, myths and misconceptions about sexual assault. For information on registration, use this link.

Friday, April 22
12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. | Student Union Building West Plaza

Peer educators will hand out promotional items for SAAM and talk to students about consent education.

Saturday, April 23
9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. | Urbanovsky Park

A fitness and wellness-based event with the theme of self-love that highlights SAAM. This event is for everyBODY and all levels of fitness. There will be a 1-mile walk or run, yoga and meditation. The event is free and open to the Texas Tech community.

Monday, April 25
12:00 - 2:00 p.m. | Student Union Building West Plaza   

Peer educators will hand out promotional items for SAAM and talk to students about consent education.

11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. | Marsha Sharp Center

Peer educators will hand out promotional items for SAAM and talk to student athletes about sexual assault awareness.

Wednesday, April 27
All Day | All Over Campus

Texas Tech University is hosting Denim Day Wednesday April 27th. The Denim Day campaign began over 20 years ago and remains a worldwide effort to raise awareness that consent is never implied and there is never an excuse or invitation to rape. Faculty, staff, and students are encouraged to wear denim on April 27th and get involved in our efforts to raise awareness campus wide. 

Wednesday, April 27
2:30 - 4:30 p.m. | University Recreation Center

On this day, millions of people around the world wear jeans to support survivors and educate themselves and others about all forms of sexual violence.

Wednesday, April 27
11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. | Student Union Building Sub West Plaza

The Panhellenic Values Committee will be tabling and handing out flyers with campus resources as well as helping people educate themselves on the origins of Denim Day and its importance.

Wednesday, April 27
6:00 p.m. - 9 p.m. | Memorial Circle

Take Back the Night is an annual gathering of students, staff, faculty, and community members who believe that sexual assault is unacceptable. Join survivors and allies for an evening of speakers, artistic performances, and support. There will be a limited number of shirts, stickers, and buttons available for attendees. 

Friday, April 29 
2:00 - 5:00 p.m. | J&B Coffee

Students who stop by the table to get information on consent education and Title IX resources will receive a free 16 oz drink of their choice. Free stickers will also be available.

For more information, view the Title IX Overview or the Crisis Support and Reporting resource documents.

More Info

SAAM Calendar Poster

Request Stickers & Buttons

Denim Day Details

Support survivors by wearing denim on April 27th! Join in the celebration by:

  • Requesting Denim Day stickers and buttons for your department or student org
  • Wearing denim and posting a picture on April 27th using #ttusaam, #tturise, and #neveranexcuse and tagging @tturise
  • Using branded GIFS on instagram stories showing your support. Search "TTU SAAM" to use
Social Media and Contact Information

RISE can be found on Instagram, on Twitter, and on Facebook

Drink Special @ J&B Coffee

Try J&B's SAAM promotional drink, Cinnamon Honey Breve, accompanied with a SAAM sticker!

Campus, Local, and National Resources

TTU Title IX Support Resources Contact Card
TTU Tile IX
TTU Student Counseling Center
Voice of Hope Lubbock
RAINN
One Love Foundation
National Sexual Violence Resource Center

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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