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The Center for Health Education and Wellness (CHEW), in partnership with the Office of Title IX, is hosting a variety of events during Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM) in April to raise awareness, increase knowledge and provide multiple opportunities for campus community members to engage in dialogue throughout the month.

“Getting the UT community involved in sexual assault awareness and prevention is critical to promote and sustain change,” said Kayley McMahan, interpersonal wellness and sexual health coordinator for the center. “This is the first large-scale SAAM initiative UT has offered since 2019, so we really want to see the community support and engage in events like Vols Walk for SAAM.”

Featured Events

Support SACET for SAAM: Donation Drive, All Month Long

CHEW is sponsoring a clothing and goods drive during the month of April for the Sexual Assault Center of East Tennessee for Sexual Assault Awareness Month.

Paint the Rock, Monday, April 3

Kick off Sexual Assault Awareness Month by painting the rock.

Brown Bag Lunch Series, Wednesday, April 5, 10, 19 and 25

The lunchtime series will include presentations on trauma-responsive issues related to sexual assault; IPV prevention programming; in-person and online harassment, stalking and sextortion; and on- and off-campus support.

Vols Walk for SAAM, Wednesday, April 12

The Volunteer community will walk to raise awareness about sexual assault. After the walk, enjoy refreshments, take home some event swag and engage in educational activities.

Vols ACTive Bystander Training, Monday, April 17, and Thursday, April 20 and 27

Learn to be an active bystander by safely and effectively helping others in tricky or harmful situations. Sessions are tailored to undergraduate students, faculty and staff and graduate students.

Title IX Town Hall, Wednesday, April 19

Hear about the Office of Title IX’s annual report and Vol Voices Survey results. A question-and-answer session will follow. The presentation will be both in person and on Zoom.

Break the Stigma Day, Monday, April 24

Join CHEW and community partners for a panel discussion about breaking the stigma around sexual assault, sexual health, substance use and mental health.

For a full list of events, visit the UT calendar website.


Lindsey Owen McBee (865-974-6375,