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It's always the right time to take a stand against interpersonal violence!

Sexual violence and relationship violence occur at alarming rates within the college student population. Statistics indicate that 1 in 5 women will experience rape or attempted rape (CDC), and 1 in 16 men will be sexually assaulted (White House Task Force). Data also shows that almost 1 in 4 college students report experiencing dating violence by a current partner. When previous partners are factored in, that number is higher. For this reason, it's crucial that we bring these issues to the forefront with students throughout their time in college. During the spring semester we coordinate a series of initiatives that encourage students to think critically about these issues and to support survivors within the Blazer community.

Everyone is affected by these issues. We all have a role to play in changing the culture that allows these acts of violence to continue. As a member of the Blazer community, your support of and participation in these initiatives shows that we do not tolerate interpersonal violence!

Take Back the Night

Take Back the Night is a key event sponsored by Wellness Promotion that promotes relationship and sexual violence prevention, supports survivors, and seeks to inspire a culture of action. The program consists of a campus march, community and campus resource fair, and a multi-media production that incorporates Creativity for a Cause submissions.
Mark Your Calendars! Take Back the Night kickoff event will be held on March 20th in the Hill Student Center.

Creativity for a Cause

Share your thoughts and feelings on, or your direct/indirect experiences with, relationship violence or sexual violence through poetry, spoken word, skit, song, dance, film, drawing, painting, etc. All forms of creative expression are encouraged. Submissions will be reviewed by the Take Back the Night planning committee and a select number of submissions will be highlighted at Take Back the Night

View additional guidelines and instructions for Creativity for a Cause here. Deadline for submissions is February 19, 2024 .

View 2023 Creativity for a Cause submissions here.

Clothesline Project

The Clothesline Project is a visual display intended to raise awareness of relationship and sexual violence. T-shirts depict information about interpersonal violence and messages of hope and support to survivors. T-shirts are hung on clotheslines throughout the residence halls and the Hill Student Center.

If you would like to design a t-shirt or sponsor a t- shirt designing group activity, contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.