Loyola University Chicago

Coordinated Community Response Team


April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month!


The goal of Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM) is to raise awareness about sexual violence and to educate the Loyola community on how we all play a role in preventing it.  We encourage you to be involved in every way that you can. 

Throughout April - Informational Tabling – Finding Your Voice! - Loyola Event -  Damen Student Center

Stop by tabling whether you have been directly or indirectly affected by gender-based violence or someone you love has, your voice is important and we want to hear it! We’ll snap a photo of you with the message you want campus to hear! We will have teal ribbons and information on how to help a friend, being an active bystander, reporting options and services on and off campus. 

Monday April 4th, 6 pm - Help Me, Harlan! - Loyola Event - Damen Student Center MPR South

Sexual Assault Awareness Month kick-off event with Chicago native and New York Times best-selling author, Harlan Cohen. Harlan is an expert on life transitions and helps people get comfortable with the uncomfortable. We’ll discuss consent, healthy relationships and more.

April 5 through 15th - Consent Doors are Up - Loyola Event - Throughout LSC and WTC Campus

This campaign consists of placing approximately 10 life-size doors throughout the Lakeshore and Water Tower campuses to represent sexual consent and display messages related to Loyola's Community Standards definition of consent.

Tuesday, April 5th - Sexual Assault Awareness Month "Day of Action" - National Event

Social Media – Facebook, Twitter and Instagram
Post a picture of yourself wearing teal on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram with the hashtag #SAAMChi to speak out against sexual violence! Pictures could be shared on Rape Victim Advocates’ Facebook and Twitter pages.

Tuesday, April 12, 6-8 pm - Mind, Body&Spirit  Workshop - Rape Victim Advocates - DePaul 2250 N. Sheffield Rm 314

This panel discussion will explore trauma-informed, holistic healing using Biofeedback, Yoga, Chiropractic, Reiki, and Psychotherapy. Practitioners from the Breathe Network specializing in each of these modalities will share their approaches to healing from sexual assault. 

Thursday, April 21, 7-10 pm - Breaking the Silence - Rape Victim Advocates - Uncommon Ground – W. Devon Ave

Join RVA this April for Breaking the Silence! An open mic night featuring poets and artists who have survived sexual assault and are now speaking out! Seating is limited to 60 people, so get there early. Suggested donation $5.

Monday, April 25, 6 pm - Film Screening: Tough Guise 2 - Loyola Event  - Damen Student Center Cinema

In this highly anticipated update of the influential and widely acclaimed Tough Guise, pioneering anti-violence educator and cultural theorist Jackson Katz argues that the ongoing epidemic of men's violence in America is rooted in our inability as a society to move beyond outmoded ideals of manhood. – Mediaed.org

Friday, April 29, 12-1 pm - Standing Silent Witness - Rape Victim Advocates Federal Plaza (Dearborn & Adams St.)

Join RVA as they stand in silence in order to bring awareness to sexual assault. 

 If you attend any Loyola events and share a picture or status on social media, please use the hashtag #LUCSAAM2016


Support groups available off campus at YWCA