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Sexual Assault Awareness Month

Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM) is recognized nationally during the month of April. Alpha Chi Omega provides resources and opportunities for members to educate and learn about the prevention of sexual assault. 


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Events

Apr
18

RAINN Day Webinar

Tuesday, April 18 at 12 p.m. EDT

Join Alpha Chi Omega and RAINN virtually on RAINN Day, Tuesday, April 18, 2023, at 12 p.m. EDT / 11 a.m. CDT / 10 a.m. MDT / 9 a.m. PDT to learn more about our partners at RAINN and RAINN Day.

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Join the conversation: RAIN Day Webinar With our partners at RAINN (Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network)

RAINN Day is an opportunity for Alpha Chi Omegas to demonstrate to their peers they are allies in the fight against sexual violence. Join in the conversation online with the hashtags #RAINNDay and #WontStayQuiet.

Learn more about RAINN Day >

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Denim Day

Denim Day: April 26

Nearly 25 years ago, the Italian Supreme Court overturned a rape conviction because the justices felt that since the survivor was wearing tight jeans, she must have helped her rapist remove them, thereby implying consent.

Since then, wearing jeans on Denim Day around the world has become a symbol of protest against flawed and destructive attitudes about sexual assault and a way to raise awareness during Sexual Assault Awareness Month.

Denim Day historyJoin Alpha Chi Omega in supporting the victims and survivors of sexual assault by wearing denim, hosting a jeans display or planning a virtual event with awareness and educational information using our graphics below for #SAAM!

For Instagram Story graphics, click here.

EDUCATional Programs

The History of Sexual Assault Awareness Month

For us to serve as the best advocates for a future free from violence, we have to first understand our current realities and the past that led us to this point. Through this 30-minute Program with Purpose, members will increase their awareness and understanding of the prevalence of sexual violence in the United States and the history of Sexual Assault Awareness Month.

  • The History of Sexual Assault Awareness Month Facilitation Guide
  • The History of Sexual Assault Awareness Month PowerPoint

MEMBERS CAN ACCESS THE FOLLOWING Alpha Chi Omega RESOURCES IN THE RESOURCE CENTER:

  • Full list of Programs with Purpose about domestic violence and sexual assault prevention

Resource Center: Programs with Purpose >

RESOURCES

Sexual Assault Awareness Month Graphics

Alpha Chi Omega has created a series of survivor-affirming graphics to raise awareness that sexual violence is never the victim’s fault and to encourage survivors to seek the support of others. Post the graphics on your own social media, sharing you are committed to speaking up about the injustice of sexual violence.

Ideas to Incorporate Sexual Assault Awareness Education into Events 

A one-page resource sheet entitled “Ideas to Incorporate Sexual Assault Awareness Education Into Events” provides educational information and language to utilize when planning a program or event that focuses on sexual assault awareness. 

Support a Survivor Resource

Alpha Chi Omega has created a resource with talking points for our members to help them feel prepared to respond to a sister or friend who chooses to disclose a sexual assault to them. A one-page resource sheet entitled “How to Respond and Support a Survivor” provides phrases and language that can be used when someone discloses an assault. There is also a space to provide local resources.

Alpha Chi Omega and RAINN

Alpha Chi Omega is RAINN’s first ever national sorority partner; RAINN (Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network) is the nation’s largest anti-sexual violence organization and hosts the National Sexual Assault Hotline. This partnership, which began in early 2018, bolsters our long-standing dedication to preventing sexual assault and supporting survivors. Click the links below to learn more about our partnership and review joint programming materials from RAINN and Alpha Chi Omega!  

If you have any questions, please contact the education and leadership initiatives staff at eli@alphachiomega.org.

NEED TO CONNECT WITH A TRAINED SUPPORT SPECIALIST?
VISIT THE NATIONAL SEXUAL ASSAULT HOTLINE CHAT OR CALL 800-656-HOPE (4673)