Notre Dame observes Sexual Assault Awareness Week

by Notre Dame News


The University of Notre Dame Gender Relations Center will host a number of events in observance of Sexual Assault Awareness Week, Feb. 20 to 27 (Sunday to Sunday). All events are free and open to the public.

Scheduled events are:

Feb. 20 to 27 – “Giving a Voice” poster campaign

Feb. 21 – T-Shirt giveaways (times and locations here)

Feb. 22 – “A Time to Heal” dinner; 6 to 8 p.m., Legends. RSVP at

Feb. 22 and 23 – Resource tables, 12 to 2 p.m., La Fortune Student Center, dining halls, Joyce Center

Feb. 23 – Mass of Healing; 10 p.m., Dillon Hall Chapel

Feb. 24 – “Teal Out Thursday”: Wear teal shirts and ribbons.

Feb. 25 – “You Are Not Alone” reception, 1 to 5 p.m., Notre Dame Room, LaFortune Student Center

Feb. 25SOS Rape Crisis Center fundraiser, 5 to 8 p.m., Legends

Feb. 26 – Self defense class (women only), 2 to 4 p.m., Notre Dame Room, LaFortune Student Center

Feb. 27SAAW Sunday: Petitions and prayer cards at campus Masses

Co-sponsors of Sexual Assault Awareness Week include the Committee on Sexual Assault Prevention; Department of Athletics Student Welfare and Development; Feminist Voice; Identity Project of Notre Dame; Men Against Violence; Notre Dame Security Police; Office of Alcohol and Drug Education; Office of Residence Life and Housing; SOS of the Family Justice Center, the Rape Crisis Center of St. Joseph County; Student Government; University Counseling Center; and University Life Initiatives.

More information can be found online at