For more information about this program, contact the Health Promotion (HP) Office at 979.845.0280 or email@example.com.
What is Sexual Assault Awareness Month?
April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM). The goal of this month is to raise awareness and educate about sexual violence and increase prevention efforts.
Sexual violence affects college students across the country. A survey conducted in the spring of 2013 found that in Aggieland, 25% of all women and 7% of all men experienced unwanted touching of a sexual nature, comparable to national statistics. Sexual violence causes students to experience negative reactions including less social interaction, depression, distractedness, missing class, and stress (Sexual Assault Survivor Services Survey, Offices of the Dean of Student Life, Spring 2013). To reduce and ultimately end sexual violence, everyone must get involved.
SAAM is a big part of the Step In, Stand Up campaign, to get involved visit stepinstandup.tamu.edu.
How does the HP Office Support SAAM?
Throughout the year, HP offers programs and presentations aimed to prevent violence such as the Green Dot Bystander Intervention Program, the Silent Witness Project, In Their Shoes, and SHARP Self-Defense Classes. These programs will be held in April, along with events hosted by organizations across the campus.HP also hosts the Official Sexual Assault Awareness Month Calendar
The Official Sexual Assault Awareness Month Calendar
Every year, student organizations, academic departments, and individuals from across Aggieland host events advancing the mission of SAAM during the month of April. This year, HP is partnering with the Step In Stand Up Campaign to create the official Sexual Assault Awareness Month Calendar. Events that are approved to be a part of the calendar will be considered to be Step In Stand Up sponsored and recieve marketing through the official Texas A&M social media accounts.
Hosting an event in April? Apply to be part of the official SAAM Calendar. Any event with a mission of preventing any form of sexual violence and promoting a culture of respectful and healthy relationships will be considered!
Sexual Assault Awareness Month 2018 Events
SAAM 2018 was a huge success that featured 16 different events being hosted by over a dozen different organizations. To see a list of the events that were hosted please visit our event page: https://studentlife.tamu.edu/clear/saamevents/.