April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month, which is intended to “raise public awareness about sexual violence and to educate communities on how to prevent it.”

It’s up to all of us to promote a safe campus community! You can read the campus Sexual Misconduct Policy and find links to support resources and reporting information at http://www.uww.edu/sexual-misconduct-information. The Title IX training I took recently said that “Research suggests that college students are particularly vulnerable to many forms of sexual violence.” and “College-age women experience the highest rates of rape and sexual assault of any other age group.” Even one incident is unacceptable!

UWW is hosting several Sexual Assault Awareness Month events, including:

  • Apr. 20 (Thurs) 5-6:30pm: Survival Mindset Workshop, Esker Hall 108
  • Apr. 26 (Wed) all day: Denim Day
  • Apr. 27 (Fri) 6:30pm: Take Back the Night, Esker Hall 108
  • Apr. 30 (Sun) 1-3:30pm: Survival Mindset Workshop, Esker Hall 108
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Andersen Library can help you learn more, with books such as Campus sexual assault: College women respond (online via Project MUSE), DVDs such as Understanding sexual assault, legal consent, and bystander intervention (2nd-floor Academic DVDs, HQ35.2 .U64 2012), and government information such as the Congressional committee hearing Preventing and responding to sexual assault on college campuses (online). See additional government online information, such as Sexual assault on campus (U.S. Dept. of Justice), Sexual violence on campus: Strategies for prevention (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention), and Sexual assault prevention (Wisconsin Dept. of Health Services).

If you’d like assistance with finding additional information, please ask a librarian (choose chat or email, phone 262-472-1032, or visit the Reference Desk).

Andersen Library is a federal and Wisconsin depository library with federal and state government documents on a variety of current and relevant issues available to you in various formats (print, DVD/CD-ROM, online). Check out your government at Andersen Library!

About Barbara

I am a Reference & Instruction librarian, head of that department in Andersen Library, an associate professor, and a member of the General Education Review Committee and Faculty Senate. I've been working at UW-W since July 1, 1990.
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