Sexual Assault Awareness Month Focuses on Rebuilding and Resources

The National Sexual Violence resource Center is marking the 20th anniversary of Sexual Assault Awareness Month by bringing attention for the need to create safe online spaces. This year’s campaign focuses on how to practice consent online and build respectful online communities.

Teal ribbon for Sexual Awareness MonthSexual Assault Awareness Month in April is an annual reminder to raise awareness about sexual harassment and more importantly its  prevention. Pacific University's Center for Gender Equity, the Student Multicultural Center and the Athletics Department are hosting an online movie screening of NEVERTHELESS for students, faculty, staff and the public at 7 p.m. on April 11. The film follows seven different stories of individuals who experienced sexual harassment at school or work, and shines a light on the ways in which we can rebuild society and shift culture.

For immediate support, students, faculty and staff may contact the Sexual Assault Recourse Center (SARC) at 503-640-5311.
 
If a student has had an unwanted, confusing, coerced, or forced sexual experience, or has concerns about a relationship, advocates with the Confidential Advocacy Network can help you process your experience, connect you to resources and explain your options for reporting. To meet with a confidential campus advocate fill out the Advocacy Request Form. An advocate will get back to you within 24 hours to schedule a meeting. You may also contact advocates directly. 

Students can get to know the advocates at a virtual meet and greet scheduled at noon, Monday April 26.

For immediate support, students may also contact the Student Counseling Center's 24/7 Crisis Line at 503-352-2999.

Wednesday, April 7, 2021