April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month

The Campus Assault Response and Education (CARE) Team at Southeastern is hosting events and activities in April for Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM).  This month-long national campaign seeks to raise awareness about sexual violence and engage communities through education and prevention efforts.



The CARE Team is a campus-wide group consisting of faculty, staff, and students charged with creating programming, education, and awareness of issues related to Title IX. Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 prohibits sex discrimination against students, guests, and employees of educational institutions. More information about Title IX is available at southeastern.edu/titleix.

Hands of Hope

Hands of Hope Pledge Drive
April 1-2 | Student Union Park | 10 am - 2 pm
Show your support at this pledge drive for sexual assault survivors.


Day of Action - Wear Teal!
Tuesday, April 2
Wear teal today as a sign of sexual assault awareness and prevention.

Take Back the Night

Take Back the Night
Tuesday, April 2 | Memorial Fountain | 5:30 pm
Join us for a march against sexual assault. 


Southeastern Cares Awareness Display
Thursday, April 4, 2019 | Student Union Theatre | 5 pm
Stop by our table browse to learn more about the CARE Team and services. 


Damsels in Defense
Tuesday, April 9, 2019 | Student Union East Lounge | 10 am - 2 pm
Take a step to defend yourself by attending this educational demonstration of defensive devices. 


Coffee and Consent

Coffee and Consent
Wednesday, April 10, 2019 | Student Union Mall | 10 am - 2 pm
Stop by for free coffee as the topic of consent is discussed.


Super Lion Saturday
Saturday, April 13, 2019
SAAM topics will be promoted throughout the events for Southeastern fans. 


Rape Aggression Defense Course
April 13-14, 2019 | Free for students, faculty and staff
Email rad@southeastern.edu to register (include name, W number and contact information)
Learn realistic self-defense tactics and techniques at this free 2-day course for women taught by UPD certified instructors. 


Denim Day

Denim Day
Tuesday, April 16, 2019 | Student Union East Pavilion (outside Starbucks) | 10 am - 2 pm
Support sexual assault survivors by wearing denim to raise awareness. Stop by the CARE Team's table at the Student Union to learn more about this campaign and sexual assault awareness. 


Strawberry Jubilee
April 17, 2019 | Student Union Park | 10 am - 2 pm
The CARE Team will have three booths at Southeastern's annual campus-wide Strawberry Jubilee event.


Activities for the month are sponsored by the University Counseling Center, the University Health Center and the Office of Student Advocacy & Accountability. Additional support is being provided by the Student Government Association, Housing, Athletics, the University Police Department and Student Affairs.


Tuesday, March 26, 2019
by: Ashley Richardson