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UW-Stevens Point offers free events to mark Sexual Assault Awareness Month

March 31, 2022
Teal Street sign
Teal Street shows support for survivors and creates awareness about sexual assault.

The University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point will commemorate Sexual Assault Awareness Month with several free, public events throughout April.

National studies indicate that between 1 in 4 and 1 in 5 college women, 1 in 15 college men and 2 in 5 transgender, genderqueer, nonbinary or otherwise gender nonconforming students are victims of sexual assault while enrolled in college.

“UW-Stevens Point is committed to fostering a safe and productive learning environment which will not tolerate any forms of interpersonal violence,” said Chancellor Thomas Gibson.

To show support for survivors and create awareness about sexual assault, the campus portion of Fourth Avenue will be renamed as Teal Street for the month of April. The ceremony at noon, Friday, April 1, at the corner of Fourth Avenue and Reserve Street, features Chancellor Gibson, Mayor Mike Wiza and Student Government Association representatives.

In addition, the following Sexual Assault Awareness Month activities will be offered:

  • April 4-29 – “What Were You Wearing” exhibit, Lower DeBot Dining display cases
    • Display will include clothing and UWSP survivor stories
    • A weekly resources table to learn more will be nearby
  • Tuesday, April 12 –Empowerment Yoga, 7-8 p.m., Allen Center Studio B (UWSP I.D. required)
    • Trauma sensitive yoga
  • Monday, April 18 – Coffee and Culture, “Celebrating 50 years of Title IX,” 6 p.m., DUC Laird Room
    • Speaker Sarah E. Harebo, director of Title IX and Clery Compliance and Investigations, UW System
    • Free coffee
    • Free I consent water bottles for 50 student winners
  • Thursday, April 21 – Step into the Light Survivor Art Exhibit, UWSP at Wausau
    • 11 a.m.-noon at the Student Union
    • 5-7 p.m. at the Center for Civic Engagement

Sexual Assault Awareness Month events are sponsored by UW-Stevens Point’s Center for Prevention. For more information, contact Stacey Duellman at 715-346-2789.