Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM)

Holy Family University Supports SAAM

Each April, Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM) is supported across the country in an effort to call attention to the fact that sexual violence is widespread and impacts every person in this community. The goal of SAAM is to raise public awareness about sexual violence and educate communities on how to prevent it. Supported annually by the Title IX Office, and in collaboration with University partners and campus community members, SAAM is a key effort in raising awareness, in bringing knowledge to our faculty, staff, and students, and in challenging our campus to use its voice in the conversation to end sexual violence. While April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month, our community supports ways in which we can make sure each day of the year is an opportunity to create change for the future.

2019 SAAM Campus Campaign & Calendar of Events

The theme of this year’s Sexual Assault Awareness Month campaign is “I Ask.” The campaign champions the power of asking for consent — whether it be asking to hold someone’s hand, for permission to share personal information with others, or if a partner is interested in sex. Consent is a clear, concrete example of what it takes to end sexual harassment, abuse, and assault. The goal of the campaign is to empower everyone to put consent into practice. I Ask is the statement by which individuals will demonstrate that asking for consent is a healthy, normal, and necessary part of everyday interactions. Holy Family University joins advocates and communities across the country in taking action to prevent sexual violence.