Sexual Assault Awareness Month

The SAAM Calendar of event. Events are all listed in text below.

What is SAAM?

Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM) is a national campaign held in April that raises awareness and education about sexual assault. At KU, SAPEC holds a range SAAM events and programs in April in collaboration with students, other university offices, and community organizations.

The awareness flags on the Fraser lawn. On the sidewalk, the words "Support Survivors" have been written in chalk.

Awareness Flags

A signature SAAM event is the month-long Awareness Flags display on the Watson library lawn from April 4th -8th. The flags represent the number of KU students who are impacted by sexual assault.

Learn more about the Awareness Flags display here.

All SAAM 2022 Events

Free HIV Testing

Friday, April 1st – Friday April 29th, 9 AM-4 PM

Watkins Memorial Health Center

The Health Education Resource Office is sponsoring free HIV testing for KU students, faculty and staff during the entire month of April. Testing is done by a simple cheek swab. No needles! Results available in 20 minutes.

Students - Check in at the Registration Desk on first floor of Watkins Memorial Health Center.

Faculty/Staff - Check in at the Faculty/Staff clinic on second floor of Watkins Memorial Health Center.

Sexual Assault Awareness Flags     

Monday, April 4th-Friday, April 8th 

Tabling 10 AM-2PM 

Watson Library Lawn

On view all week on the Watson Library lawn, this display represents the number of KU students who are impacted by sexual assault.

Learn more about the Awareness Flags display.

Afternoon Art           

Wednesday, April 6th, 4-6 PM           

Traditions Area, Kansas Union         

In partnership with SUA, join us for Afternoon Art featuring arts and crafts to provide relaxation and comfort.

W(h)ine About It      

Thursday, April 14th, 3-5 PM

Big 12 Room, Kansas Union

Red flags, green flags, and everything in between. Join us for W(h)ine About It to reflect on past relationship patterns and learn how to grow moving forward with a side of mocktails and cheese.

Sex Positivity Art Show       

Monday, April 18th-Friday, April 29th         

Kansas Union Art Gallery     

Curated by the Office of Multicultural Affairs, this KU student art show features pieces that ponder sexual pleasure and sex positivity outside of the white gaze.

Sex Positivity Reception      

Thursday, April 21st, 5:30-7:00 PM  

Kansas Union Art Gallery     

Come see sex positive art and meet and celebrate the artist showcased in the Sex Positivity Art Show! Refreshments provided.

QT Sexual Assault Survivor Support Workshop 

Wednesday, April 27th, 9:30-11 AM 

6th Floor Terrace, Kansas Union       

Join us for a queer and trans trauma informed focus space of yoga and meditation in partnership with the The Center for Sexuality & Gender Diversity and CARE Coordinator.

The Body is not an Apology with Sonya Renee Taylor

Wednesday, April 27th 1-2 PM

Woodruff Auditorium, Kansas Union

Presented by the Offices of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Belonging, Emily Taylor Center for Women & Gender Equity, and the Office of Multicultural Affairs. Learn more about the event.

Take Back the Night

Thursday, April 28th             

South Park, Downtown Lawrence

Each year, the Sexual Trauma & Abuse Care Center hosts TBTN in Lawrence. Join us for this gathering honoring survivors.

Euphemism Bracket

Tuesdays (April 5th, 12th, 19th, and 26th), 1-4 PM      

Jayhawk Walk, Kansas Union           

It's time to retire the bases and talk about why baseball as a euphemism for sex is harmful. Join us every Tuesday to learn more about language surrounding sexual acts and vote in our bracket!