Every April is nationally designated as Sexual Assault Awareness Month. Because sexual assault affects everyone—survivors, family, friends, loved ones—we all have a unique role in challenging sexual assault. This month, take action—attend a virtual rally, workshop, or training—and let’s talk about how we can support survivors and help end rape.

According to the National Sexual Violence Resource Center, “the goal of SAAM is to raise public awareness about sexual violence and to educate communities and individuals on how to prevent sexual violence.” GSU plans events to support survivors and encourage bystanders to intervene.

Schedule of Events

Clothesline Project Display

Location: Hall of Governors

Date: March 29th, 2024 - April 12th 2024

The Clothesline Project started on Cape Cod, MA in 1990 to address the issue of violence against women. The Clothesline Project is a visual display bearing witness to violence against women, men and children. The display features shirts designed by victims/survivors of sexual abuse as well as by friends and family to honor individuals who have died at the hands of abusers. The shirts hang side-by-side on a clothesline as testimony to the problem of sexual violence and to “Break the Silence” often connected to gender-based violence. Hosted in collaboration with the YWCA Metropolitan Chicago.

Clothesline Project Tee Shirt Making Event

LocationLakeside Lounge 

Date: Wednesday March 27th, 2024 and Thursday March 28th, 2024 

Time:  2:00 pm -4:30 pm

Come and join us as we make tee shirts in support of Sexual Assault Awareness Month. Donated shirts will be added to GSU’s Clothesline Project Display. Staff from the YWCA Metropolitan Chicago and CAASE will be facilitating.


#Teal Tuesday - GSU Wears Teal

Date: Every Tuesday in April

Chances are someone in your life is a survivor of sexual harassment, assault, or abuse, even if they have never shared their story with you. Make a statement with fashion and show your support for survivors of sexual harassment and abuse by wearing teal — the color of sexual violence prevention — every Tuesday in April. Post your creativity and support using #SAAM2024, Instagram @gsuwellness.  


 Social Media and Sexual Violence

Location: Engbretson

Date: Thursday April, 4th, 2024

Time: 3:00 pm -4:00 pm

Are you tired of living in a culture that blames victims and normalizes sexual violence? Join the GSU community in discussing rape culture. This event will explore its impact, how it is perpetuated and what we as a campus and community can do to bring rape culture to an end. Trauma informed facilitators from Guardian Angel Community Services - Sexual Assault Service Center (SASC) will lead this discussion.

 Resource Fair in Honor of Sexual Assault Awareness Month 

Location: Hall of Governors

Date: Thursday  April, 4th, 2024

Time: 1:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

This will be an interactive event where our Jaguar community can connect with local agencies sharing information about resources and opportunities to help. Wear teal to the event to show support of survivors.

SAAM Resource Table

Location: D Wing 

Time: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Date: Thursday, April 25, 2024

Join members of Guardian Angel Community Services - Sexual Assault Service Center (SASC) to discuss  community resources.

Denim Day (Wear Jeans to School/Work)

Date: Wednesday, April 24, 2024

Denim Day was sparked by a 1998 Italian Supreme Court decision that overturned a rape conviction on the grounds that the survivor was wearing tight jeans. Join millions of people across the world in wearing jeans with a purpose to support Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM) in protest against injustice and rape culture.

For more information please see https://www.denimdayinfo.org

Join advocates, activists, survivors, and supporters who are getting involved in Sexual Assault Awareness Month this April on Instagram. 


Community Partner Sponsored SAAM Events

 Use the QR Code to check out  SAAM Events from  Guardian Angel Community Services



Sponsored by:

Advocating for Sexual Assault Prevention (ASAP) Team

YWCA Metropolitan Chicago
South Suburbs: 708.748.5672
Chicago: 888.293.2080

Guardian Angel Community Services
24/7 Hotline - (815)730-8984
Spanish Speaking Hotline - (815)263-0521

National Sexual Violence Resource Center (NSVRC)

More information about Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM) is available at the National Sexual Violence Resource Center website.