Step In Stand Up Campaign Presents Sexual Assault Awareness Month Events

Organizations across Texas A&M University are partnering with the university’s Step In Stand Up campaign to bring Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM) programming and events to campus throughout April.

SAAM 2018 features events being hosted by more than 10 different organizations in partnership with the Step In Stand Up campaign.

Corps of Cadets SAAM Ribbons, April 1- May 1

In support of Sexual Assault Awareness Month, the Texas A&M Corps of Cadets will be wearing teal ribbons as part of their uniforms throughout the month of April.

Location: Texas A&M Campus

Sponsor: The Corps of Cadets

Sexual Assault Awareness Week, April 2-6, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Sexual Assault Awareness week is a week dedicated to bringing awareness to sexual assault on campus and helping to unite the student body against it. SLIDE will be passing out small things at a table in Rudder plaza such as stickers and pins for sexual assault awareness and ask people to sign a pledge against it, asking the students of A&M to step in and Stand Up.

Location: Rudder Plaza

Sponsor: SLIDE

Voices against Sexual Violence, April 3, 5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m.

The Sexual Assault Resource Center is hosting a SAAM kick off event for the Bryan/College Station community. Join us for an evening of awareness and community action to include community awards, SARC’s annual Call to Action, local fare refreshments, and a raffle showcasing BCS businesses. Please email organization name and number to attend to reachingout@sarcbv.org

Location: The Brazos Cotton Exchange

Sponsor: SARC

Aggie Health Hut April 4, 9:15 a.m.-1:45 p.m.

Stop by the Aggie Health Hut to raise awareness for Sexual Assault Awareness Month and learn more about the resources available on campus and in our community! Student Health Services is providing education and information for students as we partner with Student Counseling Services and the CLEAR Office for this event. Check out our activities, visit with students, and help prevent sexual assault!

Location: Military Walk behind Buetel

Sponsor: Student Health Services

Consent 101, April 4, 5:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m.

Come learn about sexual consent. What it means, how to give it, how to receive it, and why it is required of all Aggies by our core values. This interactive and entertaining workshop is being hosted by the Office of CLEAR and food will be served.

Location: MSC 2502

Sponsor: The Office of CLEAR

S.A.A.W. em Off BBQ, April 5, 5-7 p.m.

This program is a BBQ at the Vice President’s house benefiting Sexual Assault Awareness and non-profits that work with awareness and prevention as well as victim advocacy programs. At this event, SLIDE will be hosting survivors and advocates to engage in an open discussion is encouraged during dinner. The purpose is to create a safe space and a united community of the same Aggie Family who will not tolerate violence and hate on our campus. Tickets can be purchased on marketplace or during the week of March 26-30th in Rudder Plaza at our banner, or from any of the SLIDE sophomores.

Location: Vice President for Student Affairs’ House

Sponsor: SLIDE

Green Dot Bystander Intervention Training, April 11, 5:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m.

The Green Dot Strategy is an approach to violence prevention that focuses on active bystander intervention. Through training, participants will learn how to use the 3 D’s (direct, delegate, and distract) to intervene in any acts of power-based personal violence that they may witness. This training is for students only, to learn more or register, visit https://greendot.tamu.edu/.

Location: MSC 2404

Sponsor: The Office of CLEAR

Sexual Harassment and Rape Prevention (SHARP) Class, April 11, 5:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m.

SHARP is a specially designed self-defense class for women only, teaching easy to learn techniques for a variety of situations. Female faculty, staff, and students are welcome as well as moms since it is Family Weekend. Preregistration is required and can be done at http://studentlife.tamu.edu/clear.sharp. Please plan to arrive early to sign in and fill out release forms. For more information visit http://studentlife.tamu.edu/clear.sharp.

Location: UPD 126C

Sponsor: UPD and the Office of CLEAR

The Clothesline Project, April 12, 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.

The Collegiate Panhellenic Council will be hosting The Clothesline Project, a nationwide sexual assault and domestic violence awareness program. A clothesline with t-shirts hanging that describe stories of people that were sexually assaulted or victims of domestic violence will be displayed. Swag from the Step In Stand Up campaign and educational materials from the Office of CLEAR will be available. To learn more, visit http://www.clotheslineproject.org/.

Location: Rudder Plaza

Sponsor: Collegiate Panhellenic Council

Texas A&M University Softball “Teal Out” Game, April 14, Game starts at 2 p.m.

Join our survivors and advocates as we partner with Texas A&M University Athletics in the second annual “Teal Out” softball game as the Aggies take on the Kentucky Wildcats. Survivors will be throwing out the first pitch of the game while student-athletes and advocates collect donations for SARC of BCS. There will be teal seat cushions available as well as educational materials from the Office of CLEAR. Be sure to wear your teal!

Location: Aggie Softball Complex

Sponsor: Aggie Softball & Student Athlete Advisory Committee

Event Name: Texas A&M University Baseball “Teal Out” Game, April 17, game starts at 6:30 p.m.

Join our survivors and advocates as we partner with Texas A&M University Athletics in the second annual “Teal Out” baseball game as the Aggies take on the Texas State Bobcats. Survivors will be throwing out the first pitch of the game while student-athletes and advocates collect donations for SARC of BCS. There will be teal bubble makers available as well as educational materials from the Office of CLEAR. Be sure to wear your teal!

Location: Olsen Field

Sponsor: Aggie Baseball & Student Athlete Advisory Committee

Teal Out Texas A&M, April 20, All Day

Stand with the entire Texas A&M community in creating awareness and action in an effort to prevent sexual harassment and sexual violence on our campus and in our community. Show your support and help change the conversation and the culture by wearing teal April 20 to Step In and Stand Up against sexual violence. Step In Stand Up t-shirts will be available in various locations throughout the month. Check out the full schedule of Step In. Stand Up. events to see where you can pick one up. stepinstandup.tamu.edu.

Location: Across Campus

Sponsor: The Step In Stand Up Campaign

Every Victim, Every Time Conference, April 24-25, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

This two-day conference provides law enforcement, prosecutors, medical staff, teachers, social service agencies, mental health professionals, and others working with crime victims an opportunity to learn valuable information about victim issues related to the criminal justice system. For more information, including registration, please visit the Every Victim, Every Time Website, http://www.evetbv.org/.

Location: Brazos County Expo Complex, Bryan, TX

Denim Day, April 25, All Day

Wear jeans and support survivors! The campaign was originally triggered by a ruling by the Italian Supreme Court where a rape conviction was overturned because the justices felt that since the victim was wearing tight jeans she must have helped her rapist remove her jeans. Make a social statement with your fashion by wearing jeans on this day as a visible means of protest against the misconceptions that surround sexual assault. For more information visit http://studentlife.tamu.edu/clear.denimday.

Location: Across Campus

Sponsor: CLEAR

STAND Up Workshop, April 25, 5:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m.

The STAND Up workshop is designed to assist individuals in learning positive and helpful ways to have conversations with individuals who have been involved in a traumatic event. The workshop provides information about sexual assault, dating violence, domestic violence, and stalking; social perspectives; the impacts of trauma on the brain; listening techniques; tools for mandated reporters; and campus and community resources. Participants of this workshop will help us all STAND Up for those who are impacted by these issues. Register at studentlife.tamu.edu/standup.

Location: MSC 2404

Sponsor: The Office of CLEAR

Pie an Aggie April 27, 12- 4 p.m.

RHA will be in Rudder Plaza with SAAM themed, teal colored pies. $1 buys you the right to pie one Aggie in the face. All proceeds go to the Sexual Assault Resource Center of Brazos Valley.

Location: Rudder Plaza

Sponsor: RHA

Purple Dash, April 29, 9 a.m.-12 p.m.

Sigma Phi Omega is hosting a fun run to raise money for the Sexual Assault Resource Center of Brazos Valley. Visit aggiesigmas.org/purple-dash-5k and fill out the Google Form in order to register!

Location: TAMU Parking Lot 50

Sponsor: Sigma Phi Omega

About Step In Stand Up

At Texas A&M University, we believe sexual harassment and sexual violence have no place in our community or beyond. Aggies have an unwavering commitment to serving others and protecting each other. We hold ourselves to a higher standard through our core values – excellence, integrity, leadership, loyalty, respect and selfless service.

It is up to us – students, faculty, and staff – to step in as active participants to end sexual harassment and sexual violence in our community, and stand up to support the survivors of these behaviors. What harms even one of us, harms us all.

About CLEAR

The Office of Clear is committed to promoting a campus culture of respectful communication and consent by connecting students to resources and facilitating authentic dialogues on healthy relationships and preventing power-based personal violence.


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