Sexual Assault Awareness Month

There is no place for sexual assault in our community. Together, we must support survivors through their healing journey, amplify the voices and conversations of communities who have been left out of the discussion, reinforce a sense of community, and come together to build a future without sexual assault.

Join the Columbia community for a host of awareness, education, and advocacy events aimed at preventing sexual violence and fostering a respectful community.

These events--such as Denim Day--aim to raise awareness of sexual assault and provide education that helps to end sexual violence in our communities.





Thursday, April 9, 5:00PM - 6:30PM. Register on Zoom.

Turn Up the Volume on healthy sexual relationships!

RelationShorts is an interactive workshop that uses short films and television clips to help students to identify effective and accessible communication methods relating to sexual relationships.

We will also explore the barriers to successful communication and negotiation regarding individual sexual wants and needs with partners.


  • Joli Ienuso, M.Ed., Prevention Coordinator at Columbia Health Sexual Violence Response
  • Charlene Bernasko, M.A., Ed.M., Violence Prevention Educator, Columbia Health Sexual Violence Response

Register in advance for this webinar.

Denim Day Rally

Wednesday, April 29, 9:30AM - 11:00AM online.

Stay tuned for more virtual events to recognize SAAM.

Hosting your own SAAM event?




Get Involved


Apply as a peer educator or peer advocate.

Spread the word on social media.

Share SVR's Facebook posts throughout April or post your own!