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UNF observes Sexual Assault Awareness Month

The University of North Florida joins communities across the nation throughout the month of April in observance of Sexual Assault Awareness Month. Sexual Assault Awareness Month celebrates the year-round efforts and calls attention to the prevalence of sexual violence and its widespread impacts. The goal throughout the year, and especially this month, is to raise public awareness about sexual violence and provide education on individual and societal impacts.

Duval County’s Theme for Sexual Assault Awareness Month is “Healing: Past, Present, and Future.” UNF’s Victim Advocacy Program has planned survivor-centered programs, service providers training, and events throughout the month to engage the campus community in creating change for the future.

The schedule of events is as follows:

  • Every Tuesday in April: Wear teal in to increase awareness of SAAM and support survivors
  • One in Five: Monday, April 4, from 10 a.m. to noon outside the UNF Library
  • Start by Believing: Wednesday, April 6, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Osprey Plaza
  • Crisis Intervention Workshop: Wednesday, April 13, from 2 to 4 p.m. via Zoom at or by using Meeting ID: 968 9387 4471
  • Survivor Centered Meditation & Yoga: Thursday, April 14 from 9 to 10:25 am in the Student Wellness Complex, Building 61, Large Fitness Studio
  • One Love Workshop: Tuesday, April 19
  • The Undetected Rapist: Wednesday, April 20
  • Denim Day: Wednesday, April 27

Sexual assault includes rape, attempted rape, unwanted touching, sexual harassment and any act of a sexual nature without a person’s consent. Every 68 seconds, an American is sexually assaulted (RAINN, N.D) If you or someone you know has experienced sexual violence, help is available by contacting the UNF Victim Advocacy Program’s 24-hour Crisis Helpline at (904) 620-1010.

We all play a role in helping to end sexual violence by supporting survivors, safely intervening, and learning more about prevention and safety. To view the full list of events and programs for Sexual Assault Awareness Month and to view other helpful resources, visit the Women's Center website.