Creating a Culture of Consent
Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM) is an annual campaign observed in April to raise public awareness about sexual assault. Our goal at UNC is to educate communities and individuals on how to prevent sexual violence. This year’s theme centers around consent.
We all play a role in cultivating Carolina culture and creating a space where consent is practiced daily. This month there are a series of fun opportunities to learn more about consent culture and show your support for Sexual Assault Awareness Month. You can get involved all month long by participating in a variety of virtual consent events, including trivia, trying new recipes and even watching Netflix.
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Be entered to win by completing the the Consent Crossword and the SAAM Loyalty Card.
SAAM Loyalty Card Participate in a virtual SAAM event and then email firstname.lastname@example.org for one stamp. Each opportunity that you complete can earn you one stamp, as can one completion of the consent crossword. A full loyalty card (5 stamps) gives you a chance to win an Amazon Fire Stick. See all available SAAM loyalty opportunities here.
- The Gender Violence Services Coordinators (GVSC): meeting with folks via phone or secure video chat. To schedule a time to connect with Holly or Kayla you can email them at email@example.com (Confidential Resource)
- Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS): you can connect with CAPS via their 24/7 hotline at 919-966-3658 (Confidential Resource)
- Campus Health: open for students and specifically still providing care for SANE exams – call 919-966-2281 (Confidential Resource)
- Equal Opportunity and Compliance Office: our Report and Response Coordinators, who are the intake specialists for our Title IX office are still meeting with individuals remotely. To schedule a time to connect with Rebecca, Ew, or Kathryn email: firstname.lastname@example.org (Private Resource)
- Student Wellness: you can connect with SW via email, Studentwellness@unc.edu and get involved with other violence prevention initiatives
- Compass Center: 24/7 hotline 919-929-7122
- Orange County Rape Crisis Center: 24hr helpline 866-935-4783, text line 919-504-5211
- The National Domestic Violence Hotline is 24/7, confidential and free: 1-800-799-7233 and through chat.
- The National Sexual Assault Hotline is 24/7, confidential and free: 800.656.HOPE (4673) and through chat.
- The StrongHearts Native Helpline for domestic/sexual violence is available 7am-10pm CT, confidential, and specifically for Native communities: 1−844-762-8483
- The Trans LifeLine for peer support for trans folks 9am-3am CT: 1-877-565-8860 This hotline is staffed exclusively by trans operators is the only crisis line with a policy against non-consensual active rescue.
- National Parent Helpline Monday -Friday 12pm-9am CT emotional support and advocacy for parents: 1-855-427-2736