Sexual Assault Awareness
Sexual Assault Awareness Week
Each year, Campbell University devotes an entire week to address sexual assault across the university campus. The week is led by a cross-campus committee, and one of the goals is to create awareness and provide education on sexual assault. Different events are held on each day—it’s a powerful week that generates a greater understanding of this important issue.
The Clothesline Project
The Clothesline Project helps to create awareness of sexual assault across the campus. Students, faculty, and staff are invited to decorate a t-shirt to reflect or speak out against sexual assault and violence, in a tasteful manner. After t-shirts are decorated they are hung on a clothesline on campus outside. It is amazing at how much attention this brings to sexual assault. The people who stop by to look at the t-shirts, who ask questions, and educate themselves on sexual assault.
Take Back The Night
The Take Back The Night (TBTN) Foundation seeks to end sexual violence in all of its forms including sexual assault, sexual abuse, dating violence, and domestic violence. TBTN empowers survivors in the healing process and inspires responsibility in all. The goal of TBTN is to create safe communities and respectful relationships through awareness events and initiatives.
The Take Back The Night Foundation’s supporters have always understood the power of speaking out. Rape, sexual assault, sexual abuse, and domestic violence are often labeled “crimes of silence” because of low reporting rates and social discomfort with their public discussion. By illuminating these issues, the Take Back The Night Foundation’s nationwide events and initiatives help survivors know that they are not alone, and that these crimes will not be tolerated or left to go silently into the night.
Take Back the Night kicks off at the camel statue outside of the convocation center, includes a rally, a march through campus, and concludes with a candlelight vigil outside Butler Chapel. Take Back The Night (TBTN) helps survivors know that they are not alone, and that these crimes will not be tolerated or left to go silently into the night.