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Sexual Assault Awareness Month

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month!

Sacramento State has been working diligently to create a campus culture of safety and inclusion. In keeping with this commitment, Student Health and Counseling Services (SHCS) and WEAVE have partnered to co-host a lineup of events and activities to celebrate Sexual Assault Awareness Month. This year's theme is Liberating Survivors. During the month of April, many Sacramento State Departments and Centers will come together to educate, offer resources, workshops, self-care opportunities, movie showings, and more. Sexual Assault Awareness Month is here to stand in solidarity with survivors and promote a shift in culture that acknowledges them, believes them, and supports them.

For more information on activities, events or accommodations, email Sac State’s Confidential Campus Advocate: Laura Swartzen at or SHCS Healthy Relationships Health Educator: Astin Williams at

Wisdom Wednesdays

Dreamer Resource Center

Every week on Instagram, the Dreamer Resource Center’s Wisdom Wednesday campaign educates students from immigrant backgrounds and their allies about issues and topics that are top-of-mind for these communities. During Sexual Assault Awareness Month, the center will collaborate with Student Health and Counseling Services to bring attention to sexual assault among undocumented and immigrant communities. Every Wednesday, the center’s posts will focus on facts and statistics, resources available, how to be an ally for survivors, etc.

Follow the Dreamer Resource Center on Instagram (@sacstatedrc) to view these posts.

Trivia Nights

University Housing Services

Join Weekly Trivia Nights with University Housing Services! During the month of April, there will be a portion of this event that will test your skills about facts and truths around consent and sexual assault awareness. Thursdays in April at 7 pm (except April 8th).

For more information, contact Adam Dowrie at

The Office for Equal Opportunity (OEO)

What happens when a sexual assault occurs to a member of the Hornet family? Or when a member of the Hornet family is accused of sexual assault? Learn more about how the Office for Equal Opportunity responds to allegations of sexual assault, including reporting options, resources, and how the process works. Tuesday, April 13, 3 pm - 4 pm.

Please register by Monday, April 12 at 12 pm. For more information, contact Kevin Pereira

The Martin Luther King Jr. Center

Join the MLK Center in holding conversations about boundaries and consent within the African American community. Tuesday, April 13th at 1 pm.

For more information, contact Kaifa Yates

Chanel Miller

The Women’s Studies Department, CEC, and My Sisters House (Link Coming Soon)

Sacramento State is organizing a talk by Chanel Miller, author of the book Know My Name: A Memoir. Miller's talk will focus on healing as a member of the AAPI community and as a survivor of sexual assault. This event will require registration and is restricted to the first 250 people who register. Hosted by the Women’s Studies Department, CEC, and My Sister’s House. Monday, April 19th, 4:30 -5:30 pm.

For additional information, please contact the Department of Women's Studies at

The Hunting Ground Movie Showing

Alpha Chi Omega

The Hunting Ground is a documentary that focuses on incidences of sexual assaults on college campuses in the United States. It also highlights the failure of college administrations to deal with reports of sexual assaults adequately. Wednesday, April 21st at 6 pm.

For more information, contact Skyler Rodriguez at

To Whom It May Concern

Zoom Meeting ID: 945 793 4334

Join Zeta Sigma Chi on April 22nd at 7:00 pm in a cathartic conversation about surviving sexual assault and pursuing multiple pathways to justice. For questions, contact Heavenly Khosa at

Student Health & Counseling Services (Consent & Substances)

Join SHCS’s Peer Health Educators for an interactive conversation about substances and consent. Participants will learn what consent is, how substance use affects the mind and body, and how to navigate situations related to substance use and consent. Friday, April 23rd from 11:30 am-12:30 pm. To sign up, current students need to sign into their Patient Portal, click the groups/workshops tab on the left, and sign up for the event!

Please reach out to Rachel at if you have any questions or are having trouble registering.

Stigma Fighter: Ending Stigma for Survivors

Student Health and Counseling Services (Stigma Fighter)

This presentation will look at language use and how it can relate to the perpetuation of rape culture. We will cover the ways we can adjust our language to shift from blaming survivors to supporting survivors. Tuesday, April 27th at 2:00pm-3:00pm.

For more information, contact Jessica Lemos at

Denim Day

WEAVE and Student Health and Counseling Services

Take a picture of yourself rocking your denim and tag us on social media @shcsssacstate and @weaveatsacstate! You will be automatically entered to win a prize. All Day on April 28th.

Hope Through Hardships

HTH Zoom Session

This is a Sexual Assault Awareness Workshop put on by the Muslim Student Association, Student Health & Counseling Services, WEAVE, MAS-SSF, and Amala Hopeline. It is dedicated to providing the CSUS community with a new understanding of Sexual Assault Awareness through the lens of the Muslim community. After exploring this information, we'll have an open dialog about the topic. Thursday, April 29th, 6:30pm - 7:30pm.

For more information, contact Madeline Rose Waters at

Take Back The Night (Weekend)

Wear your Blue and Teal!

This will be a night where we uplift survivors, cultivate a safe community, and come together. Community, resources, information, and liberation will be a theme for the night! Join us on April 30th from 5:30 - 8 pm.

More information coming soon!

Additional Resources

As students navigate through Sexual Assault Awareness Month it’s important for them to know they have resources and options to report or get help. This list provides students with additional services that they can access either on campus or within the community.

On-Campus Resources:

Sac State’s Confidential Campus Advocate

Student Health & Counseling Services- Substance Abuse

Student Health & Counseling

Women’s Resource Center

Crisis Assistance & Resources Education Support (CARES)

Office of Equal Opportunity- Title IX

Academic Advising

Mental Health Urgent Care

Sacramento State Main Campus

Sac State’s Confidential Campus Advocate

Sac State Campus Police

Off-Campus Resources:

WEAVE- Local Domestic Violence & Rape Crisis Center
24/7 Support Line: 916-920-2952

RAIIN Community Rape/ Sexual Assault Center

Well Space Health- Suicide Prevention Center

Trevor Project- National Crisis & Suicide Prevention for LGBTQ Youth

Local Alcohol Anonymous

Sacramento County CPS

Sacramento Food Banks

National Crisis & Suicide Prevention Canter

National Alliance on Mental Illness- Sacramento

Sacramento County Police Department

My Sister’s House