Organizations across campus are co-hosting events for Sexual Assault Awareness Month.
Texas Tech University and organizations across campus are co-hosting events during
the month of April to raise awareness about sexual assault.
Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM) is an annual worldwide campaign aimed at raising
public awareness about sexual violence and educating communities and individuals on
how to prevent sexual violence.
Hands of Hope Collection Drive: A month long collection drive for residents at Women’s Protective Services of Lubbock.
Donations can be dropped off Monday through Friday from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. in room 123
Doak Hall. For more information and to see a wish list of items, visit the event’s
“Anita: Speaking Truth to Power:” 5:30-7 p.m. Thursday (April 13) in the Texas Tech School of Law Lanier Auditorium. “Anita” celebrates the legacy of Anita Hill and offers a private
look into her life and experiences with sex, politics and race. Hosted by Women’s
Cookie Consent: 11 a.m.-1 p.m. April 18 across from the CopyMail in the Student Union Building (SUB).
Practice asking for consent in a no-stress way that ends with a cookie and learn more
from the RISE table. Hosted by RISE.
National Day of Silence: 11 a.m.-2 p.m. April 21 in the Free Speech Area; Every year, students worldwide take
a vow of silence to raise awareness about the silencing effect of anti-LGBTQIA bullying,
harassment and discrimination. Members of the Texas Tech community are invited to
take a similar vow, show support or learn about the damaging effects of bullying and
harassment on LGBTQIA individuals. Hosted by the Office of LGBTQIA.
Denim Day; Wear Jeans with a Purpose: April 26. Members of the Texas Tech community are invited to wear jeans as part of
an international protest against erroneous assumptions about rape. For more information,
visit the event’s website.
The Clothesline Project: 11 a.m.-2:30 p.m. April 21 in the SUB and 11 a.m.-2 p.m. April 24 in the Free Speech
Area. Those affected by violence are invited to express their emotions by decorating
pieces of clothing and displaying them for public viewing. T-shirts will be provided.
Hosted by the Office of LGBTQIA, Texas Tech GSA, the Women’s Studies Program and Texas
Tech Feminist Majority Leadership Alliance.
Take Back the Night Rally and March: 7:30-9:30 p.m. April 26 Memorial Circle. An interactive event that creates awareness,
empowers survivors and educates the community about sexual violence. For more information
and a full schedule of the night, visit the event’s website. Hosted by Texas Tech FMLA.
“By offering a month of programs, we hope to reach as many students as possible in
as many ways possible,” Bustillo said.
For a full schedule of events, visit the SAAM website.
The Center for Campus Life offers programs and services that enrich the Red Raider experience by focusing on
student transitions, the university and campus traditions, establishing positive relationships
with students and families, and maintaining collaborative partnerships.
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Started in 1981, the Women's Studies Program is an interdisciplinary program that examines the cultural and social construction
of gender, explores the history, experiences and contributions of women to society,
and studies the influences of gender on the lives of women and men. The program emphasizes
critical thinking across disciplines vital to success during and following formal
Texas Tech offers a minor in Women's Studies. Goals of the minor include helping students
interpret concepts of gender and gendered identities in different social, cultural
and political contexts.
The program is administered by the Director of Women's Studies. A minor in Women's
Studies consists of 18 hours of courses as approved by the director.