The Women's Center collaborates with various campus departments and local organizations to raise awareness about sexual violence and the profound impact it has on the USD community. USD recognizes the importance of prevention education and there are a variety of programs held on campus as a comprehensive effort to reinforce a culture of prevention, response and accountability that ensures the safety, dignity and well-being of all members of our community.
Red Flag Campaign
The Red Flag Campaign is a public awareness campaign during the month of October designed to address dating violence and promote the prevention of dating violence on college campuses.
Every September the Women's Center and the Center for Health and Student Wellness sponsor a guest speaker to discuss the topics of consent and bystander responsibility.
Sexual Assault Awareness Week
In April, we dedicate one week to programming and events for Sexual Assault Awareness Week to raise awareness on our campus about the reality of sexual assault. This year it will be April 7-11, 2014. Programs during this week include:
- Clothesline Project
Displayed all week
- Take Back the Night Rally and Vigil
Tuesday April 8 @ 6:30pm
- Can't Thread a Moving Needle
Friday, April 11 @ 8:00pm
SAAW is a time to support survivors in our community and come together to break the silence surrounding the issue of violence. By uniting together, we will stand up and work to end the violence that happens everyday.
V-Day is a global activist movement to end violence against women and girls. We join the V-Day movement during the month of February by inviting students to attend a production of The Vagina Monologues at UCSD and a preshow dinner and discussion about gender violence.