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Sexual Assault Awareness Month

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Sexual Assualt Awareness Week
Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM) is a national campaign that promotes ending sexual violence. According to RAINN.org, “11.2% of all students experience rape or sexual assault through physical force, violence, or incapacitation (among all graduate and undergraduate students).”

Irvine Valley College (IVC) typically holds events educating students about affirmative consent, methods to end and prevent sexual assault on our campus, and how to support survivors. Unfortunately, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, SAAM events have been canceled for this year.

Though IVC is unable to host in-person events during these uncertain times, we are dedicated to providing our students with all available resources. Please remember: You are not alone. Therefore, the Title IX Office would like to provide you with information via a variety of online platforms. Please visit the links on the left for additional information and the Additional Resources page for a list of national and local resources for survivors.

SAAM-affiliated events offered by national organizations:

  • The Clothesline Project: A digital engagement activity of messages, stories, and reactions to those who have experienced interpersonal violence or sexual assault. The Clothesline Project educates students and the community that violence is a problem everywhere, help is available, there is hope, and there is a path to healing.
  • Denim Day: Wearing jeans on Denim Day has become a symbol of the global protest against destructive attitudes about sexual harassment, abuse, assault, and rape.
  • National Sexual Violence Resource Center: This nonprofit organization is dedicated to providing information and tools to prevent and respond to sexual violence. NSVRC is promoting virtual events on their website.

Contact

Anne Chua
Manager, Office of Student Services
Title IX Investigator
T: 949-451-5231

Elizabeth Cipres, EdD
Dean, Counseling Services
Title IX Deputy Officer
T: 949-451-5410

Nancy Montgomery, RN, MSN
Director, Health and Wellness Center
Title IX Deputy Officer