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Faculty, staff and students participate in the annual Vols Walk for Sexual Assault Awareness Month event. 

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month, and the University of Tennessee, Knoxville’s Center for Health Education and Wellness and Office of Title IX are teaming up to host a variety of events to raise awareness, increase knowledge, and foster an informed and engaged campus community.

Featured Events

Kickoff Event: Paint the Rock
Monday, April 1, noon to 2 p.m.
The Rock (Corner of Volunteer Blvd. and Pat Head Summitt St.)

Kick off Sexual Assault Awareness Month by painting the Rock.

Sexual Assault Awareness Month Day of Action
Tuesday, April 2

Wear teal to raise awareness and show your support for survivors.

Vols Walk for Sexual Assault Awareness Month
Wednesday, April 10, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Starting at the Student Union, 21st Mortgage Plaza

Hear remarks from Title IX Coordinator Ashley Blamey and Chancellor Donde Plowman before walking to raise awareness about sexual assault. Stick around after the walk to enjoy refreshments, grab event swag and engage in educational activities.

Title IX Town Hall
Tuesday, April 16, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Student Union Room 169 (livestream available)

Hear about the Office of Title IX’s annual report. A question-and-answer session will follow.

Break the Stigma Day
Wednesday, April 17, 1 to 2 p.m.
Student Union Room 169

This panel discussion with campus and community partners will cover breaking the stigma related to relationship and sexual violence, mental health and recovery.

Lunch and Learn: Self-Defense, Awareness and Familiarization Exchange (S.A.F.E.) with the UT Police Department
Thursday, April 18, 1 to 2 p.m.
Student Union, Executive Dining Room

Join the UT Police Department for a special one-hour self-defense program for female-identifying students.

Hazing: Identify. Act. Prevent.
Tuesday, April 23, 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Student Union Room 169

This training is an interactive scenario-based program that discusses the overlaps of consent and hazing and outlines how to identify, act on and prevent hazing.

For a full list of Sexual Assault Awareness Month events, visit the campus events calendar and search for the SAAMUTK tag.


Maggie Palmer (865-974-3993,