FAYETTEVILLE, Arkansas — The University of Arkansas is kicking off Sexual Assault Awareness Month celebration this week and encouraging the campus community to wear teal colors as a show of support.
Teal is the official color of Sexual Violence Prevention and the U of A Title IX Office along with the Campus Sexual and Relationship Violence Center and other campus entities have partnered to raise awareness and educate the community about sexual violence.
NATIONAL DAY OF ACTION – APRIL 5
The first Tuesday in April is considered the National Day of Action and students are cordially invited to the Title IX information table in the Arkansas Union food court throughout the day. Students can participate in sweepstakes and learn more about Title IX services and other events planned for this month.
CAMPUS ACTION WEEK – APRIL 5-12
Sexual violence is often part of domestic violence. This year, the campus Sexual and Relationship Violence Center (SRVC) is transforming the National Day of Action into a Campus Week of Action.
The community is asked to donate toiletries to the local domestic violence shelter, Peace at Home, for those in need. Donated items can be dropped off at the SRVC, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Donations needed include:
- Baby/kids products (shampoos, detangling spray, brushes, bows, diaper rash cream);
- Adult shampoo, conditioner, body wash (full size bottles only, please);
- products for curly and curly hair;
- Styling products (hairspray, mousse, etc.)
- Makeup (for all skin tones)
We encourage everyone to come together and participate in Sexual Assault Awareness Month events throughout the month of April. Each week, a full list of events will be featured in the Arkansas News daily email and on news.uark.edu. Events can also be found on the campus SAAM calendar and the Title IX Outreach Initiative page. Please note that some of these events contain sensitive information regarding sexual and relationship violence.
As SAAM events unfold, the university truly wishes well-being to the entire community. The university recognizes that people who have experienced sexual violence are at different stages of their healing process. So, for anyone who might personally struggle as SAAM events receive heightened attention, a reminder that confidential campus support resources include the Sexual and Relationship Violence Center and CAPS (Counseling and Psychological Services), both of Pat Walker Health Center. Assistance may also be sought through U of A Cares and the Title IX office.
As a reminder, incidents of sexual harassment, misconduct, assault and discrimination can be reported via report.uark.edu.
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