Sexual Assault Awareness Week

Posted on Thursday, August 10th, 2017 by Erik D Unger under Featured, Recreation & Wellness.

Sexual Assault Awareness Week

Every year during the second week of the Fall semester, UNCG recognizes Sexual Assault Awareness Week with various events taking place on campus. The goal of SAAW is to raise public awareness about sexual violence and to educate everyone on how to create a safer campus community. A week full of activities, discussions, march, and film is scheduled to build awareness of sexual assault, dating violence, and gender-based violence. SAAW events are listed below.”

Clothesline Project

Clothesline t-shirt photoThe Clothesline Project is a week-long, visual display that bears witness to violence. A clothesline is hung with shirts created by UNCG students, faculty and staff. Each shirt is decorated to represent and tell a particular story of how violence has impacted their life.

The Clothesline Project Exhibit will be on display August 21st – 25th on the Jackson Library Lawn and Stone Lawn.

Learn more about the Clothesline Project at

Violence Unsilenced Film

Tuesday, August 22nd 6pm EUC Auditorium – When Daisy Coleman was 14 years old, she went to a small house party at the invitation of her older brother’s friend. Within mere hours, Coleman says she had blacked out and had been sexually assaulted. Afterward, she was left on the front lawn of her Maryville, Mo. home in the dead of winter with her hair frozen to the ground.

Nine months later, on the other side of the country, 15-year-old Audrie Pott was sexually assaulted at a house party by a group of her classmates. Photos of the assault were circulated around her high school in Saratoga, Ca. A week later, Pott had committed suicide.

This documentary from Netflix, “Audrie & Daisy,” tells the young women’s stories side by side, detailing the horror and shame of sexual assault, as well as the infuriating backlash that survivors often face when they seek justice.

Take Back the Night

Take Back THe Night LogoWednesday, August 23rd Library Lawn 7:00pm – Take Back the Night is an empowering event to protest the prevalence of sexual assault and relationship violence on campus. Students come together to march across campus, and then hold a speak out for students have the chance to tell their stories of survival of sexual assault.

Grand Opening – Campus Violence Response Center

Campus Violence Response Center logoThursday, August 24th Ground Floor: Gove Student Health Center – The Campus Violence Response Center (CVRC) is dedicated to serving all UNCG community members regardless of gender, race, ethnicity, ability, religion/spirituality, cultural identity, immigrant or refugee status, gender identity, and sexual orientation. We advocate for the just treatment of victims by providing a non-judgmental and culturally sensitive response.

Join us as we celebrate the grand opening of UNCG’s newest resrouce to serve students.

Phone: (336) 334-9839