Auburn recognizes Sexual Assault Awareness Month

Published: March 31, 2022

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This April, Auburn recognizes Sexual Assault Awareness Month, or SAAM.

During this month, Auburn will engage in educational efforts and dialogues and will provide information regarding how to eradicate sexual violence. It is also a time to honor and recognize the members of the Auburn Family and the broader community that are survivors of sexual violence and trauma.

Auburn University is strongly committed to providing an environment free of all types of sexual violence. This month, all students, faculty and staff are encouraged to attend and participate in the many events during SAAM. Below is a list of events that the Auburn community has put together to support survivors and educate the Auburn Family on preventing sexual violence.

April 5 – SAAM Day of Action

“Making Consent Sexy” with Dr. Pertez
9-10 a.m. | Mell 4520

April 6 – Start by Believing Day

Stary by Believing is a public awareness campaign designed to end the cycle of silence and change the way people respond to sexual assault.

Concourse with Safety and Security and AU Medical Clinic Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners, or SANE, Nurses
10 a.m.-Noon

April 6

Talking About Sexual Assault, Intersectionality and Responses to Trauma
2-3 p.m. | Ralph Brown Draughon Library, Room 3129

April 8

Concourse with Green Dot and Safe Harbor
10 a.m.-Noon

April 12

“Human Trafficking and Violence: Exploring Violent Victimization among Women Trafficked for Labor and Sex” with Dr. Edgemon
9-10 a.m. | Mell 4520

April 13

Concourse with Student Counseling and Psychological Services and therapy dogs
10 a.m.-Noon

April 14

Feedback on Concourse
10 a.m.-Noon

April 14

“What Were You Wearing?” instillation
All day | Pebble Hill

April 14

Vigil and keynote
5:30-8 p.m. | Pebble Hill

April 15

Student resources, organizations and offices in Student Center
10 a.m.-Noon | Student Center

Organizations and Offices in attendance: Title IX, Student Counseling & Psychological Services, Safe Harbor, Be Well Hut, The Eagles, Spectrum, OSTEM, SAHT, BSU, WIGE, WMST, Feminists at Auburn, Safety & Security and The Office of Accessibility

April 19

A Cup of Prevention with Coffee Mafia
7 a.m.-5 p.m.

April 20

Concourse with Spectrum
10 a.m.-Noon

April 21

Yoga on the Green Space
11:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m.

April 22

A Cup of Prevention with Sidetrack Coffee
8 a.m.-4 p.m.

April 25

Concourse with Green Dot and Safe Harbor
10 a.m.-Noon

April 27

Concourse with Rape Counselors of East Alabama
10 a.m.-Noon

April 27

Denim Day on Concourse
All day

Auburn has a variety of resources available if anyone or a friend are a survivor of dating violence, domestic violence, sexual assault or stalking. Safe Harbor can connect them with supportive resources on and off campus.

These may include medical services, counseling services, academic support, police and/or student conduct. Safe Harbor’s crisis phone number is 334-844-7233, and a full collection of resources can be found on its website.

To learn more about Auburn’s events and initiatives from this past year, along with information on Auburn’s commitment to fostering a diverse, equitable and inclusive campus community and other notes of cultural recognition, please visit the Office of Inclusion and Diversity’s websiteInstagram page and Auburn’s DEI landing page, or sign up for the OID newsletter.