April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM)!

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM) an annual campaign to raise public awareness about sexual assault and to educate communities and individuals. This year’s campaign is “Your Voice Has Power. Believe Survivors. End Victim Blaming. Ask for Consent. Respect Boundaries.” Our official hashtag is #GMU30daysofSAAM.

SAAM Program: The Student Support and Advocacy Center with partners from across campus have come together to offer over 23 workshops, events, kiosks, and programs for the month open to all of our George Mason University community.

Sexual Assault Awareness Month Calendar

Volunteering for SAAM: Because we have so many great offerings, we could use a ton of support! Interested volunteers can email cdiener@gmu.edu to learn more!

Sign the Pledge: I pledge to End Sexual Violence at George Mason University here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScsECHO45Su8vwCqoyFbAa7UIL9I4d3o9yJ23z-IyUXdNMhfw/viewform

Resources: The month can be a great time to get involved! It can also be a difficult time for survivors of interpersonal violence. Here are some of the campus and local community resources. For more information about all resources, visit https://diversity.gmu.edu/sexual-misconduct/what-title-ix/who-call.

Confidential Resources for Students:
Student Support and Advocacy Center: https://ssac.gmu.edu
Counseling and Psychological Services: https://caps.gmu.edu
Student Health Services: https://shs.gmu.edu

Non-confidential but Private Resources for Faculty & Staff:
Employee Relations: http://hr.gmu.edu/emp_relations/
Office for Women and Domestic and Sexual Violence: https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/familyservices/domestic-sexual-violence

Campus Reporting & Safety Resources:
GMU Police Department: http://police.gmu.edu
Compliance, Diversity and Ethics: https://diversity.gmu.edu/title-ix/what-title-ix


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