Sexual Assault Awareness Week Spring 2023

April 24th - 28th
An event dedicated to raising awareness of and helping prevent sexualized violence and assault.


All Week Long (Monday - Friday)

  • SeeSAAW, Resource Table, and It's On Us Pledge- Hosted by Sigma Phi Epsilon
    • Outside Library, 8am-4pm
  • Display of Flags to Show Prevalence of Sexual Assault
    • Outside Library Towards Schrenk, All Day
  • "What Were You Wearing" Exhibit
    • The purpose of this exhibit is to dispel the victim-blaming myth that clothing somehow invites a sexual assault. Victims of crime are not responsible for crimes committed against them. Survivors of rape/sexual assault are often asked, “What were you wearing?” We need to stop asking this. 
    • Havener Atrium, All Day

Monday, 4/24

  • STEP UP! for Sexualized Violence presentation
    • Open training for all students, food provided
    • Norwood Hall 208, 12pm-1pm

Wednesday, 4/26

  • Denim Day*- Pledge Against Sexual Assault and Fundraiser
    • People will be encouraged to write a pledge on a pair of jeans against sexual assault. All money raised will be donated to Russell House.
    • Havener Atrium, 11am-1pm
  • Denim Day Panel- Hosted by University Police Department and Student Diversity Initiatives
    • The panelists will discuss their roles should a report of a sexual assault occur.  Some of the departments/organizations featured on the panel are Rolla Police Department, University Police, Russell House, Phelps Health, Student Well-Being, Student Heath, Student Support and Community Standards, Equity/Title IX, and more. 
    • Toomey 199, 5pm-7pm

Thursday, 4/27

  • Walk a Mile in Their Shoes- One Mile Walk in High Heels
    • Walk a Mile is a program where everyone will be asked to walk a mile in high heels. This is intended to create awareness and a reflection about how sexual assault can happen to everyone and everywhere.
    • Bring your own high heels or use a pair of ours!
    • Light refreshments provided
    • Walk starts at Havener Center, 4pm

*Did you know?: Denim Day is a campaign that began after a ruling by the Italian Supreme Court where a rape conviction was overturned because the justices felt that since the victim was wearing tight jeans she must have helped the person who raped her remove her jeans, thereby implying consent. The following day, the women in the Italian Parliament came to work wearing jeans in solidarity with the victim.

For any questions or concerns related to Sexual Assault Awareness Week, reach out to Student Well-Being via email (, phone (573.341.4211), or stop by 203 Norwood Hall.