2023 Sexual Assault Awareness Month

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April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM). While prevention efforts are year-round, we specifically devote the month of April to spotlighting the issues of sexual assault and other forms of sexual violence. The programs and events listed below offer opportunities to educate ourselves, support survivors, and connect our community to create change. 

#SJSUSAAM is co-sponsored by: Counseling and Psychological Services, Gender Equity Center, PRIDE Center, Student Conduct and Ethical Development[BROKEN LINK], Student Involvement[BROKEN LINK], Survivor Advocacy Services, Title IX, Wellness & Health Promotion[BROKEN LINK]

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Follow us on Instagram for the latest updates: @sjsucaps @sjsuconductcrew @sjsugenec @sjsupride @sjsu_survivoradvocate @sjsuwellness 

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#SJSUSAAM is Co-Sponsored By

Associated Students, Counseling and Psychological Services, Gender Equity Center, PRIDE Center, Student Conduct and Ethical Development, Student Involvement, Survivor Advocacy Services, Title IX, Wellness & Health Promotion.

2023 Event Schedule

SAAM Resource Fair - Official Launch of #SJSUSAAM 

April 4th | 7th Street Plaza, in front of the Student Wellness Center | 11am - 1pm

Stop by to learn more about #SJSUSAAM and programs happening throughout the month, connect with campus and community resources, and get your FREE teal t-shirt (while supplies last)!

Teal Tuesdays

April 4th, 11th, 18th, 25th | Various locations | All day

Wear teal on Tuesdays to show support and spread awareness. Post on social media using #SJSUSAAM and tell us why you are in solidarity about this issue.

SAAM Drive

April 3rd - April 26th | Cesar Chavez Community Action Center | Student Union Center, Suite 1550

For the month of April, the César E. Chávez Community Action Center is collaborating with Survivor Advocacy Services to organize a donation drive for the Santa Clara Sexual Assault Response Team (SART). Each donation will receive a raffle ticket to win a prize! Prizes include: Air fryer, Stanley Cup, & an instant Kodak Camera.

Items to donate:

  • Sweatsuits (tops & bottoms - no logos)
  • Leggings (no logos)
  • Tunic Tops/T-shirts (no logos)
  • Socks (size 5-13)
  • Slides (preferred)/Flip Flops (size 5-13)
  • Slip-on tennis shoes (size 5-13)
  • Sports Bras
  • Shampoo (travel size)
  • Conditioner (travel size)
  • Body wash (travel size)
  • Lotion (travel size)
  • Battery charging cords (iPhone, Android, etc.)

Drop off locations:
CCCAC Office, Student Union (Monday - Friday: 10AM-3PM)

Please contact SJSU Survivor Advocate selena.gonzalez@sjsu.edu with any questions about the drive.

TIX Movie And TV Trivia

Wednesday, April 12 | 11:30 AM | Student Union, Room 1B

With midterms behind us and spring underway, we think it’s a great time to get together and raise awareness about this important issue. There will be free snacks, prizes, and entertainment; we hope you will join us. Bring your phone to participate! Scan the QR code or click Here to RSVP.

*Due to limited space, priority will be given to the first 50 who RSVP.

Healing Through Art

April 19th | Wellness Lounge (Student Wellness Center, 1st Floor) | 4PM-5:30PM

Come by the Wellness Lounge to experience a safe and supportive environment to express trauma through art. This is not group therapy, but rather a space to express oneself through various art forms. No art experience is required, materials will be supplied, and all are welcome to join in expressing, sharing, connecting, and supporting. Registration can be found here. *Not required but highly encouraged*

Additional materials about Sexual Assault Awareness Month and how to support a survivor will be provided.

Cooking Up Consent with CHEW & PHE

April 26th | Student Wellness Center, Room 122 | 3PM-4:30PM

Sharpen your pizza making and consent skills during this special Denim Day cooking demo with the Cooking Healthy Eating Well (CHEW) Crew and Peer Health Educators (PHE). Sign up information will be available soon - follow @SJSUWellness and @CHEW_SJSU for the latest updates. Walk-ins are welcome depending on available seating. 

Denim Day

April 26th | Various locations | All day

For over 20 years, wearing jeans on Denim Day has been a symbol for supporting survivors, raising awareness, and protesting against destructive attitudes about sexual violence. SJSU students, faculty, and staff are encouraged to join us in wearing denim for a purpose on April 26th. Visit https://www.denimdayinfo.org/ for more details.