Sexual Assault Awareness Month

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 The Clothesline Project: April 12th - April 16th 

The Clothesline Project is a vehicle for people affected by violence to express their emotions by decorating a shirt. They then hang the shirt on a clothesline to be viewed by others as testimony to the problem of power-based personal violence. Come view the impactful collection of shirts created by Seattle University students while it is displayed outside the Wellness and Health Promotion office (Student Center380) and virtually. 

 Participate in person:  

  • Come into the Wellness and Health Promotion office (Student Center 380) during office hours, Monday-Friday 9:00 am-2:00 pm and write your message of support or your experience on a shirt.  Then, hang the shirt on a clothesline right outside the office.  
  • Decorate your shirt at home and bring it into the Student Center to hang on the clothesline. 
  • Walkthrough the Student Center on campus and view the clothesline  (across the hall from the Wellness and Health Promotion Office in the Student Center room 380). 

Participate Virtually: 

  • Send a photo of your decorated shirt to the Program Coordinator for Healthy Relationships in the Wellness and Health Promotion office at We will post these photos on our IG pages and ConnectSU.  
  • Create a virtual message using our graphic template

 ConnectSU The Clothesline project event page:



Identity, Power, and Sexual Violence 

Office of Multicultural Affairs (OMA) with Assistant Director Ashlee Day 

Date: April 19, 2021, from 5-6:30pm

Workshop Description: Historically, the conversation about sex and violence has primarily centered on the experiences of White Cis Hetero Women, overlooking the disproportionate impact of sexual assault on LGBTQ+, and BIPoC individuals. This workshop invites participants to learn more about the impact of sexual violence on people of marginalized identities today as well as the history of the role sexual violence has played in the oppression of LGBTQ+ Communities and Communities of Color. Participants will leave with a deeper understanding of bias, power, privilege, and intersectionality as well as with tools to support survivors of color.

Students can sign up for the event through ConnectSU: 

RSVP for Workshop Here!

Sexual Citizens Book Discussion 

Wednesday April 21st, 12:00pm-1:30pm 

Students are encouraged to pick up a free copy of the book Sexual Citizens: A landmark study of sex, power, and assault in the Wellness and Health Promotion office (Student Center 380) and join peer health educators for further discussion. 

 Publisher's Description: Research has shown that by the time they graduate, as many as one in three women and almost one in six men will have been sexually assaulted. But why is sexual assault such a common feature of college life, and what can be done to prevent it? Drawing on the Sexual Health Initiative to Foster Transformation (SHIFT) at Columbia University, the most comprehensive study to date of sexual assault on a campus, Jennifer S. Hirsch and Shamus Khan present an entirely new framework that emphasizes sexual assault’s social roots, based on the powerful concepts of “sexual projects,” “sexual citizenship,” and “sexual geographies.” Empathic, insightful, and far-ranging, Sexual Citizens transforms our understanding of sexual assault and offers a roadmap for how to address it.

Students can register for the event at ConnectSU: 

Register for the Event Here!


Sexual citizens Book Cover


Denim Day

Wednesday, April 28th 

Denim day is an awareness and educational campaign to support survivors of sexual assault. Wearing jeans in solidarity with victims began after the Italian Supreme Court overturned a rape conviction as justices felt the victim was wearing tight jeans, she must have helped remove them, therefore implying consent. Students can show support by wearing jeans or posting to social media platforms to show solidarity.

Stay connected through ConnectSU: 

View and Participate Here!



Take Back the Night 

Thursday April 29th, 5:00-8:00 pm, Virtually register through ConnectSU 

Take Back the Night is held at numerous universities across the U.S to raise awareness of sexual violence. Join HAWC for this event, in solidarity with those who have experienced sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, sexual abuse, and all other forms of sexual violence. The event includes a march around campus, a candlelight vigil and an opportunity to share a personal story, featuring speakers from the greater Seattle community.


Students and register and join this event through ConnectSU: 

Students marching at Take Back the Night 2017

Sexual Assault Awareness Month Resources

On-Campus Support

Explore the resources on-campus available for those who have experienced violence including venues of formal reporting and confidential support

On-Campus Resources

National Support

Learn more about the National Campaign for Sexual Assault Awareness Month and other resources offered by the National Sexual Violence Resource Center

National Sexual Violence Resource Center

Explore the variety of ways RAINN can support those who have experienced trauma and educate the public as the Nations Anti-Sexual Violence Organization


Local Support

The Harborview Medical Center, only a few blocks from campus, houses the Center for Sexual Assault and Traumatic Stress which provides counseling and medical services for people who have experienced trauma

Center for Sexual Assault and Traumatic Stress

The King County Sexual Assault Resource Center provides navigational assistance for helping trauma experienced folx gain support.  They also provide a large variety of information on violence prevention and legal advocacy

King County Sexual Assault Resource Center


National Sexual Assault Hotline: 800-656-HOPE (4673) or click here to chat

King County 24-hour Resource Line: 888-99-VOICE (86423)

Crisis Connections Line: 1-866-4CRISIS (427-4747)




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