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Northwest fraternity members and staff walked the campus in women's high heels last spring to raise awareness of domestic violence. Northwest's Interfraternity Council is sponsoring the initiative again in April as part of the University's Sexual Assault Awareness Month activities. (Photo by Todd Weddle/Northwest Missouri State University)

Northwest fraternity members and staff walked the campus in women's high heels last spring to raise awareness of domestic violence. Northwest's Interfraternity Council is sponsoring the initiative again in April as part of the University's Sexual Assault Awareness Month activities. (Photo by Todd Weddle/Northwest Missouri State University)

March 30, 2018

Northwest announces Sexual Assault Awareness Month activities


Northwest Missouri State University’s Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion will sponsor a series of activities and discussions during the month of April in recognition of Sexual Assault Awareness Month.

The National Sexual Violence Resource Center (NSVRC), the leading nonprofit in providing information and tools to prevent and respond to sexual violence, has coordinated the national Sexual Assault Awareness Month campaign every April since 2001.

The campaign is devoted to educating and engaging the public in addressing the issue of sexual assault. This year’s campaign theme is “Embrace Your Voice.”

The Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion is sponsoring the activities in partnership with the University Police Department, Wellness Services, TRIO, Helping Everyone Regardless of Orientation (H.E.R.O.), Interfraternity Council, Black Girls Rock (BGR), the Minority Men’s Organization and the First Lady Organization on the Northwest campus as well as the Sexual Assault Response Team of Nodaway County (SART) and the Maryville Children and Family Center.

For more information about Sexual Awareness Month at Northwest, contact the Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at 660.562.1317 or diversity@nwmissouri.edu.

Monday, April 2

Title IX: Sexual Discrimination and Sexual Harassment: This training will include an overview of sexual assault, discrimination, harassment and the importance of consent. 

 

Wednesday, April 4

Denim Day: Northwest students and employees are invited to wear denim for a suggested donation of $1. All money collected will go to the Children and Family Center to support survivors. Donations will be collected in the Office of Human Resources, located on the first floor of the Administration Building, and at an information table on the second floor of the J.W. Jones Student Union. Sponsored by CARE and Green Dot.

Walk a Mile in Their Shoes: The Interfraternity Council invites the campus community to join its effort to raise awareness and aid in the prevention of domestic violence. Participants will walk one mile in women’s high heels. (5:30 p.m. at the Memorial Bell Tower)

Monday, April 9

Lunchtime silent observance: Join the campus community for a silent observance for victims of sexual assault. (noon at the Memorial Bell Tower)

Wednesday, April 11

Title IX and ADA training: The Office of Equity & Accessibility hosts this Title IX and ADA training session to educate faculty and staff about guidelines and compliance as well as recent changes. All employees who are likely to receive information about sexual misconduct must be trained on a regular basis for compliance. Sign up at nwmissouri.edu/diversity/rsvp/discrimination-training.htm. (10 a.m. to noon or 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., Student Union Tower View Room)

Thursday, April 12

Title IX and ADA training: The Office of Equity & Accessibility hosts this Title IX and ADA training session to educate faculty and staff about guidelines and compliance as well as recent changes. All employees who are likely to receive information about sexual misconduct must be trained on a regular basis for compliance. Sign up at nwmissouri.edu/diversity/rsvp/discrimination-training.htm. (9 a.m. to 11 a.m. or 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., Student Union Tower View Room)

Friday, April 13

#metoo #timesup #nomore: Our Stories: This panel discussion will feature representatives of the Maryville Children’s and Family Center and victims of domestic and sexual abuse sharing their stories and journeys to healing.  (6:30 p.m., Student Union Boardroom)

Saturday, April 14

Green Dot Certification: Learn realistic ways to interrupt violence as a bystander in addition to adding a skill to your résumé. A green dot is created from an action as simple as providing someone a safe ride home or checking in with a friend because of an uncomfortable situation. Register yourself or recommend someone at www.nwmissouri.edu/greendot. (1-5 p.m., Student Union Boardroom)


For more information, please contact:

Mark Hornickel, Communication Manager
mhorn@nwmissouri.edu | 660.562.1704 | Fax: 660.562.1900

Northwest Missouri State University
215 Administration Building | 800 University Drive | Maryville, MO 64468