April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM). The goal of SAAM is to raise public awareness about sexual violence and to educate communities and individuals on how to prevent sexual violence.
Tuesday, April 22 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Broncho Lake -- the office will host a “Lend a Hand in Ending Sexual Violence” booth where students can paint their hands and place them on a canvas roll that will decorate the campus, along with information and volunteer opportunities.
Wednesday, April 23 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., NUC -- “Honor Denim Day,” in which the office of VPP would like to encourage students, faculty and staff to wear jeans to promote discussion of the misconceptions that surround sexual violence. The VPP will have teal ribbons made up for students to wear and there will be a booth. That will be followed by “Open Mic Night,” where students can go to have open conversation about SAAM. This event will be held in Radke Hall in the Center for Transformative Learning from 6-8 p.m.
Thursday, April 24 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., NUC -- VPP will have a “Links of Love” booth where students can write on links of teal paper and link them together to create a chain.
Thursday, May 1 from 7-9 p.m., Pegasus Theater -- VPP will co-host “Take Back the Night” with NOW and the Institute of Hope. The event is aimed to speak out against domestic violence and sexual assault. Entertainment will be provided by The Radical Cheerleaders. Glow sticks and signs will be given to all attendees.
Stress may be synonymous with college finals, but we've got the remedy for stressed out students: Relax, smile, and pet a puppy. The UCO Peer Health Leaders will be working with local therapy dog organizations to provide Central students with a special dose of endorphins right before finals week.
More information coming soon!
For more information about UCO Health Promotion please contact:
Brittney Criswell - Coordinator of Health Promotion