April 2018
Sexual Assault Awareness Month &
National Child Abuse Prevention Month

If you’ve experienced sexual assault and need crisis support, please call the National Sexual Assault Hotline at 1-800-656-HOPE (4673) or visit their 24/7 chat here.

Click here to learn what to do if you (or a friend) have experienced sexually based violence and you are a student (whether the incident took place on or off campus).

To report abuse and neglect of a child or adult in West Virginia, call 1-800-352-6513. The hotline is operated 24/7. For more information about reporting abuse and neglect, click here.

Are you in a dangerous situation right now? Call 911 - don't wait!

Hope Donation Stations - located around campus during the month of April 

HOPE, Inc. (our local  Rape Crisis Center and Domestic Violence Shelter) is committed to providing resources and services to survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault. Please consider donating from this list. Hope Donation Stations are located at:
  • Falcon Center
  • Library
  • Hardway Hall
  • Turley Student Services Center

In collaboration with the office of Career Development and Civic Engagement

April 3
National Day of Action
It’s On Us Pledge Drive
11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Main Street
Falcon Center

Take the It's On Us pledge to end sexual assault

In collaboration with Student Government Association

April 9
The Bristlecone Project
Male Survivors of Sexual Assault Film & Discussion
4:00 – 6:00 pm
Library MMA

Powerful stories from a community of survivors who are breaking the silence and reducing stigma around male sexual abuse and assault

In collaboration with Residence Life

April 16
Recognizing & Preventing Child Abuse
10:00 – 10:50 am
106 Turley Student Services Center

Lecture by Dr. Beverly Michael

Hosted by The School of Education

April 19
Student Health Fair
9:00 am – 2:00 pm
Main Street
Falcon Center

Focus on Substance Abuse & Healthy Relationships

Sponsored by The School of Education, Health & Human Performance, and School of Nursing, supported with Fairmont State Foundation Funding

April 25
West Virginia Day of Action

10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Main Street
Falcon Center

West Virginians across the state will come together to show their support for victims of sexual assault and harassment.

Wear jeans with a purpose, support survivors, and educate yourself and others about sexual assault.

When using social media outlets to share posts about West Virginia Day of Action and Denim Day, please include #WVDenimDay & #SAAM2018.

Bystander Intervention Training
12:00 – 12:50 pm
217 Turley Student Services Center

Learn mindful tips for overcoming stressful situations and feel empowered to intervene

Hosted by the Office of Exploratory Advising and the College of Liberal Arts Advising Center

Women's Self-defense Course
4:00 – 5:00 pm
Multipurpose Room A
Falcon Center

Learn how to properly defend yourself against an attacker

Hosted by Community Health Education - for more information contact

STOP Intimate Partner Violence
12:00 – 12:50 pm
Education Building 309

Learn how to properly defend yourself against abuse, what to do, and who you can turn to for help

Hosted by Community Health Education - for more information contact

April 26
Aggression Awareness
3:00 – 3:50 p.m.
Education Building 303

Learn how to reduce physical altercations

Hosted by Community Health Education - for more information contact

Women's Voices Too
April 26, 27, 28 at 7:30 pm
April 29 at 2:00 pm
Wallman Hall Theatre

An original theatre piece that compares the education of women before and after the conception of Title IX

Hosted by the Department of Communication & Theatre Arts

April 27
Day of Silence
Take a vow of silence and wear a sticker for a day to highlight those without a voice. Silence can be maintained for those times when you can avoid speaking unneccesarily. Originally dedicated to show solidarity with the LGBTQ community, we are observing this day to increase awareness of all those without a voice, including children.

Stickers can be found at various locations across campus

Sponsored by the Office of Counseling & Disability Services

Be sure to stop by the Ruth Ann Musick Library throughout the month of April to see their display of books and DVDs that address sexual assault.