Sexual Assault Awareness Month

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month! The Dean of Student Life, CHEW, Gender Equity, and the Counseling Center are all collaborating with campus partners and student organizations to raise awareness about the important issue of sexual assault and to promote open dialogue and action to end sexual violence.

The month kicks off with two events on Tuesday April 4th:

  • Back to Basics:  Learning the Truth about Sexual Assault and Rape Culture — A presentation by Wagatwe Wanjuki, a national campus anti-violence advocate and speaker who appeared in the movie “The Hunting Ground”.  Tuesday, April 4th at 7 p.m. in Hodson 110.
  • Teal Tuesdays — Everyone is encouraged to wear teal clothing and/or a teal sexual assault awareness ribbon to show support for survivors of sexual violence and an openness to engage in dialogue to end sexual violence on campus.

For a complete list of Sexual Assault Awareness Month events and details, view our event poster or explore the list below.

List of Events

Event Name Date & Time Location Description
Teal Tuesdays April 4th 11 a.m.–1 p.m. (FFC)
April 11th 3–4 p.m. (Brody)
April 18th 11 a.m.–2 p.m. (FFC) 1–2:30 p.m. (Brody)
April 25th 3–5 p.m. (Brody)
FFC, Brody Teal Tuesdays is a national social activism campaign that encourages people to wear teal clothing and/or teal ribbons to demonstrate their support for survivors of sexual violence. Ribbons will also be available in academic departments, dining areas and residence halls.
Wagatwe Wanjuki Tuesday, April 4th
7 p.m.
Hudson 110 Female activist, writer, and speaker Wagatwe Wanjuki will speak to the JHU community about her personal experiences and activism work and to raise awareness about the misconceptions and falsehoods about sexual violence that perpetuate rape culture.
Free STI Screenings Thursday April 6th
1–4 p.m.
Student Health and Wellness Center
Open House for LGBTQ Students Thursday April 8th
10:30 a.m.
CHEW Office AMR II Stop by the CHEW Office for coffee, snacks and conversation with the Office of Institutional Equity. Meet the OIE Staff, learn about their roles and how to file a report of sexual misconduct.
Stress Busters Self-Care Monday April 10th
8 p.m.
Q Level
Rape as a Men's Issue Thursday April 13th
6–7 p.m.
AMR I Multipurpose Room A discussion about the impact of rape culture on men, the impact on male survivors and what men can do to end sexual violence.
Meet and Greet with the Office of Institutional Equity Tuesday April 18th
1–2:30 p.m.
Brody Come enjoy teal cupcakes with the Office of Institutional Equity and learn more about their services.
Live Confidently: Sex Positivity Tuesday April 18th
6:30–7:30 p.m.
TBD Open to all JHU students This workshop sponsored by the Counseling Center, Fraternity & Sorority Life and CHEW will examine ways you can embrace your sexuality as a positive force in your life.
Live Consensually: Sexual Assault Prevention, Intervention and Understanding Consent Tuesday, April 25 6:30–7:30 p.m. Salon C, Charles Commons
Open to all JHU students
Join the Counseling Center, Fraternity & Sorority Life and CHEW for a discussion of common social scenarios and the issues of consent and bystander intervention.
Love Languages: From International to Intercultural Wednesday, April 26, 6–7 p.m. Barber Room, Charles Commons Examine how culture influences the response to different relationship scenarios. Learn how to be more culturally sensitive in relationships. A panel discussion with students from around the world and the Counseling Center.
Ledo Pizza Fundraiser for FORCE Thursday, April 27th Ledo’s Pizza, St. Paul Street FORCE: Upsetting Rape Culture is a creative, survivor-led, activist collaboration know for producing large-scale public art projects aimed at upsetting the culture of rape and promoting a culture of consent.