Texas Tech University

University to Observe Sexual Assault Awareness Month

Lucy Greenberg

March 27, 2023


Risk Intervention & Safety Education will host events during April to raise awareness about the realities of sexual assault.

WHAT:  Texas Tech University's Risk Intervention & Safety Education, in collaboration with other university departments, will host events throughout the month to raise public awareness about sexual assault. The events will also inform the Texas Tech and Lubbock communities how to prevent sexual violence. 

WHEN:  Monday (March 27) to (April 29)

WHERE:  Events will take place across the Texas Tech campus and throughout the Lubbock community. 

EVENT:  The list of events include: 

  • The Clothesline Project: March 27 to April 14, South Gallery of the Texas Tech School of Art, 3010 18th St. 
    • The clothesline project began in 1990 to address the issue of power-based violence. The exhibition uses varying colors of shirts to differentiate the different forms of violence, bringing statistics to life. The project gives voice to those who have been silenced and provides a message of hope and healing.
  • HPV/STI Clinic: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday (March 31), Student Union Building (SUB), Matador Room.
    • RISE and the City of Lubbock Health Department will offer sexually transmitted infection (STI) testing along with vaccinations for Human Papillomavirus (HPV), Hepatitis B and Shingles.
  • Elizabeth Smart at Texas Tech: 6-7 p.m. Friday (March 31), SUB Ballroom.
    • Smart is an American child safety activist and commentator. After being kidnapped at age 14 and being held captive for nine months, Smart, now 35, has published a book about her experience and travels the country educating communities on child safety.
  • Peer Education Tabling: 1-3 p.m. April 3, Red Raider Plaza.
    • Students can pick up RISE stickers, buttons, resource sheets and more, all centered around consent education.
  • Coffee & Consent: 1-3 p.m. April 5, J&B Coffee, 2701 26th St.
    • Students can pick up RISE stickers, buttons, resource sheets and more, all centered around consent education.
  • Exhale at First Friday Art Trail: 5:30-8:30 p.m. April 7, CASP Studio B, 5th & Ave. J
    • The “Exhale” exhibit will take place during the First Friday Art Trail and will provide resource materials for visitors and bracelet-making kits.
  • Feminist First Friday: Noon to 1 p.m. April 7, CASP Studio
  • Exhale – Night of Art, Expression & Healing: 5-7 p.m. April 12, Texas Tech Black Cultural Center, 2533 15th St.
    • Exhale is an interactive event and art exhibit in support of sexual violence survivors. The exhibit's goal is to create a safe space in hopes that participants can find support through community and their creative outlets.
  • Peer Education Tabling: 1-3 p.m. April 17, SUB Ballroom.
    • The tabling event will focus on how to support survivors.
  • Red Raider Talking – Beyond the Horizon, Inspiring Leaders for the Second Century: 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 17, SUB Ballroom.
    • Registration is open. Admission is free for students and $30 per ticket for faculty and staff.
  • Women's & Gender Studies 39th All University Annual Conference on the Advancement of Women: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. April 21, SUB Matador Room.
    • Keynote speakers will include Chely Wright and Lauren Blitzer, authors of “My Moment: 106 Women on Fighting for Themselves.”
  • Peer Education Tabling: 1-3 p.m. April 24, Red Raider Plaza.
    • The tabling event will focus on how sexual assault does not discriminate, affecting people from all backgrounds and walks of life.
  • Denim Day: April 26, campus wide.
    • All students, faculty and staff are invited to wear denim to raise awareness about sexual assault awareness month. If you post on social media, please tag @tturise.
  • Take Back the Night: 7:30-9 p.m. April 26, Memorial Circle.
    • Join faculty, staff, students and community members in supporting and telling our stories to help our world work toward eliminating sexual violence. Counselors will be present if needed.
  • Yoga in the Park: 6-7 p.m. April 27, Urbanovsky Park.
  • Coffee & Consent: 1-3 p.m. April 28, J&B Coffee.
    • Students can pick up RISE stickers, buttons, resource sheets and more, all centered around consent education.
  • RAD Lecture Day: 4-7 p.m. April 28, TBD.
    • Rape aggression defense (RAD) is a two-day lecture and activity event that teaches self-defense training to all female-identifying students at Texas Tech. This event it closed to the public. Students will be charged a $10 fee through their Raider eBill. Register here.
  • RAD Activity Day: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 29, TBD.
    • The activity portion of this event will be hosted on Saturday. Participants must attend the lecture to participate in the activity.
  • Walk a Mile in Her Shoes 2023: noon to 3 p.m. April 29, Safety City, 4500 Avenue U.
    • Join Voice of Hope in this walk to support survivors and fight for freedom against sexual violence. You can choose to wear red heels or your comfy shoes as we walk to actively confront gender stereotypes. There also will be food trucks, inflatable obstacle courses and fun for the entire family. 


CONTACT:  Jorgann Holgersen
Program manager, Risk Intervention & Safety Education, Texas Tech University
(806) 834-3634