Sexual Assault Awareness

Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM)

Every April, Arizona State University participates in Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM) and joins together to support our community members who are victims and survivors of sexual and relationship violence. All month-long Sun Devils raise awareness about sexual assault and sexual and relationship violence while educating their community members on how to prevent violence.

While sexual assault most often occurs between individuals, sexual assault persists because of a larger societal context which supports violence. This societal context can best be explored through the continuum of violence. Sexual violence and assault exists on a continuum and encompasses a wide range of beliefs, words, behaviors and actions. This continuum can range from more overt beliefs, words, behaviors and actions, such as those which are easily recognized by our community as inherently violent, like physical sexual assault, or to more covert beliefs, words, behaviors and actions, such as those which are not always labeled as violent, like cat calling. 

There are many ways to be involved in violence prevention because violence, and that which contributes to violence, can occur in many different online and in-person environments and interactions.

Get involved today by spreading awareness via social media, consider downloading the following:

Utilize our SAAM Zoom background for any meeting or class sessions during April.

Visit the Education page to browse additional educational topics.

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Join the movement to prevent violence

If you feel that you have experienced violence, or that you could use some more information to help support a friend who may be experiencing violence, there are resources available to you: