Outreach Initiatives

2022 Title IX Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM) Initiatives

 

Library Display

Mullins Library

April 1st-April 30th 

Title IX has partnered with the University Libraries to offer resources to campus related to Sexual Assault Awareness Month, which is observed nationally in April. A physical display of materials is available on the lobby level of Mullins Library, and the libraries personnel have also created a Title IX Research Guide that highlights both physical and virtual materials.

 

Title IX TEAL Tuesday

National Day of Action

April 5th

The first Tuesday of every April is the SAAM Day of Action. The Day of Action is an opportunity to start off the month with highly visible and coordinated actions. Wear Teal on the Day of Action. Title IX is encouraging the campus community to show its support for SAAM by wearing teal — the color of sexual violence prevention.

 

Title IX TEAL Tuesday

Arkansas Union Information Table

April 5th

10a-2p

Title IX cordially invites students to please stop by its information table in the Arkansas Union to enter a drawing for student prize giveaways and learn about its services. 

 

Title IX TEAL Tuesday

Brunch at Title IX

Arkansas Union 512-514

April 12th

11a-1p

As a part of the campus-wide observance of Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM), Title IX Office will be providing brunch for members of the campus community. SAAM Month materials will be on hand. Registration is required and limited to the first 50 registrants. Please register for Brunch at Title IX here: Please register for Brunch at Title IX here: https://uark.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_4GT7bBh1QX6ucCO.

 

Title IX Presents a Virtual RAINN Day Panel

April 13th

3p-4p

 Every 68 seconds, a person is sexually assaulted. Title IX Presents a Virtual RAINN Day Panel. Title IX will be hosting a Virtual RAINN Day Panel, on RAINN Day, Wednesday, April 13, 2022, 3p-4p. We plan to utilize Zoom webinar as our virtual platform. This panel will tentatively be comprised of two sexual assault survivors from the RAINN Speakers Bureau. This panel is a part of our initiative to increase sexual assault awareness both during Sexual Assault Awareness Month and year-round.  

What is RAINN Day? RAINN Day, April 13, 2022, is an opportunity for college students to demonstrate to their peers that they are an ally in the fight against sexual violence by utilizing materials and information from RAINN, the nation's largest anti-sexual violence organization. How? Each year, college students participate on campus and online by hosting events to educate peers, provide resources, and raise awareness on social media. Please register in advance for this webinar: https://uark.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_prxdlDLHQJCDj92sx4sdfA.

 

Title IX TEAL Tuesday

Coloring with Title IX

Arkansas Union Information Table

April 19th

10a-2p

The National Sexual Violence Resource Center (NSVRC) has, among their SAAM graphics, coloring pages. Title IX encourages the campus community to stop by and grab a coloring kit, which consists of four (4) NSVRC #SAAM Coloring Pages and crayons, to occupy some free time, engage your artistic side, practice self-care, and/or engage with others in observance of #SAAM. Consider it a small measure of self-care, with a big dose of messaging.  

 

Title IX TEAL Tuesday

Title IX Resource Fair

 Arkansas Union 512-514

April 26th 

10a-4p

Title IX will be hosting a Resource Fair for members of the campus community. This event, which will take place in a tabling format, will consist of resources from Equal Opportunity, Compliance & Title IX; Arkansas Employee Assistance Program; Sexual and Relationship Violence Center (SRVC); NWA Center for Sexual Assault; and U of A Cares.

 

Denim Day

Union Mall

April 27th

11a-2p

Denim Day is a campaign held internationally every April in honor of Sexual Assault Awareness Month.  As noted on the Peace Over Violence website: “The campaign began after 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 the person who raped her remove her jeans, thereby implying consent. The following day, the women in the Italian Parliament came to work wearing jeans in solidarity with the victim. Peace Over Violence developed the Denim Day campaign in response to this case and the activism surrounding it.” This year, April 27th marks Denim Day around the globe. Come by the Union Mall (rain location is inside the ARKU Flag Room next to the What Were You Wearing? Survivors Art Installation) and join us in solidarity to speak against sexual violence. And of course, deck yourself out in denim on this day. 

 

(Sponsored by SRVC, RESPECT peer education program, and Title IX)

 

Title IX extends sincere thanks to the following contributors to its Sexual Assault Awareness Initiatives: University of Arkansas Greek Life, Chick-fil-A 1369 W, M.L.K. Jr Blvd, Fayetteville, AR 72701, Starbucks 2117 M.L.K. Jr Blvd, Fayetteville, AR 72701, Raising Cane’s 1788 W, M.L.K. Jr Blvd, Fayetteville, AR 72701, Abuelo’s International, Taziki's Mediterranean Cafe – Fayetteville, 95 E Joyce Blvd, Fayetteville, AR 72703.