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Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM) is a nationally recognized campaign in April that raises awareness about sexual assault, educates people about prevention strategies, and connects people to resources. At UNC-Chapel Hill, both on campus and community organizations come together to collaborate on events, share information, and offer support to survivors/victims and the greater campus community.

  • When: Saturday, April 2nd from 10am-12pm
  • Where: Virtual (Hosted by OCRCC)
  • Description: Learn how to prevent, recognize the signs of, and react responsibly to child sexual abuse. Learn more at

  • When: Monday, April 4th from 6-7pm
  • Where: Virtual
  • Description:
  • Join representatives from the following spaces for discussion and Q&A about resources, options, and supporting victims/survivors:
  • UNC Gender Violence Services Coordinators
  • UNC Equal Opportunity & Compliance
  • UNC Police
  • UNC Hospital’s SANE Program
  • Orange County Rape Crisis Center
  • Chapel Hill Crisis Unit

  • When: April 6 from 10 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
  • Where: The Pit
  • Description: The Equal Opportunity and Compliance Office will be handing out resources and giveaway items related to SAAM.


  • When: Thursday, April 7th from 3-5pm
  • Where: UNC LGBTQ Center
  • Description: Want to connect in-person with a Gender Violence Services Coordinator (GVSC) for confidential support and advocacy? Drop-in hours will be held April 7th from 3-5pm in the LGBTQ Center (SASB South Suite 3308). To meet during drop-in hours, no appointment is necessary. For more information about GVSC support, please visit

  • When: Friday, April 8th from 3-4pm and Tuesday, April 19th from 4-5pm
  • Where: Virtual (Register at
  • Description: CAPS and the GVSCs invite you to join us for an hour-long virtual self-care workshop dedicated to victims/survivors and their friends. Sometimes, Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM) can feel impactful and possibly lead to increased feelings of anxiety or overwhelm for survivors. When these feelings come up, it can be helpful to dedicate some time to self-care which is ultimately a practice of being kind to yourself and listening to your needs. During the workshop we will practice a variety of activities based in gentle movement, writing, and mindfulness. This skills-based workshop is a great way to reconnect with yourself and learn new self-care practices to use in the future. This space is for you, and you are welcome to show up just as you are. This workshop will not focus on disclosure or sharing your experiences and you are welcome to simply take in the activities or reflect on your experience as you wish.

Two virtual workshops will take place Friday, April 8 from 3-4 pm and Tuesday, April 19 from 4:00-5:00 pm. You are welcome to attend one or both workshops. No prior experience is necessary, and we hope you will be able to join us! To RSVP, please register:

  • When: April 8 from 4-5 p.m.
  • Where:
  • Description: The Beta Lambda Chapter of Omega Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. is hosting a conversation with the Gender Violence Services Coordinators and the Equal Opportunity and Compliance Office to discuss the importance of Title IX, how to report a sexual assault, and ways we can support survivors in our communities.

  • When: Tuesday, April 19th from 5-9pm
  • Where: Chipotle in Downtown Chapel Hill
  • Description: Kick off Sexual Assault Awareness Month by supporting Kappa Kappa Gamma and the Orange County Rape Crisis Center at a benefit hosted by Chipotle in downtown Chapel Hill. Grab a delicious burrito or burrito bowl and help OCRCC raise funds essential to their mission of putting an end to sexual violence. 5% of all food and drink purchases will benefit OCRCC.

  • When: Tuesday, April 19th from 6-7:30pm
  • Where: Virtual (Registration link coming soon)
  • Description: Join the Violence Prevention Coordinators and the VPAS DEI Fellows for a listening session about the ways in which we can meet the needs of Asian students when it comes to violence prevention programming on campus.

  • When: Tuesdays from 6-8pm beginning April 19th
  • Where: Virtual (Hosted by OCRCC)
  • Description: Circle of Sisters is a FREE, self-care and discussion-based support group for Black female identified survivors of sexual violence. The group will run for 8 weeks beginning on April 19th. Advance registration is required. Learn more at or by contacting

  • When: April 20 from 12 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
  • Where: Virtual – registration is required. Please register at the link:
  • Description: The conversation will be facilitated and framed by Dr. Christi Hurt, Chief of Staff to the Chancellor, and discussed by a panel of practitioner experts on the intersection between interpersonal violence and mental health including Avery Cook – Interim Counseling and Psychological Services Director, Shelly Gist Kennedy – Violence Prevention Coordinator, and Holly Lovern – Gender Violence Services Coordinator.

  • When: Sunday, April 24th from 12-2pm
  • Where: Franklin Motors (601 W Franklin Street)
  • Description: Join Franklin Motors for a Bingo benefit for Orange County Rape Crisis Center. They will have exciting self-care prizes of all varieties!

  • When: Saturday, April 30th from 10am-2pm
  • Where: Seymour Center (2551 Homestead Road)
  • Description: Join Orange County Rape Crisis Center, Orange County Department of Human Rights & Relations, and El Centro Hispano for a community fair! Come and explore information and resources from 20+ community partners. This event is FREE and will offer resources, information, refreshments, and Zumba Class.

University Resources

  • The Gender Violence Services Coordinators (GVSCs) provide confidential support for UNC students, faculty, and staff of all gender identities. GVSCs can provide emotional support, help with needs and considerations related to safety planning, and explore options for support and reporting. Confidential appointments are currently available by phone or secure video chat. Contact: or 919-962-1343.
  • The Equal Opportunity and Compliance Office oversees the University’s harassment and discrimination policies as well as the investigation and adjudication process for the prohibited conduct. Report and Response Coordinators can help explore support and reporting options and to help connect members of the Carolina community with campus and community resources. Contact: or 919-445-2759.
  • University Ombuds Office Serves as a confidential, impartial, and informal resource for students and employees. The Ombuds Office is available to listen, help identify and evaluate options, and offer referrals to other resources. Contact: or 919-843-8204.
  • The Heels Care Network is the University’s central hub for mental health and wellness resources.
  • Counseling and Psychological Services (student-only resource) provides confidential mental health support. Contact: 919-966-3658
  • The Employee Assistance Program (EAP) (employee-only resource) is a confidential resource available to help employees through stressful situations and events. Contact: 877-314-5841 (24-Hours).

Local and State Resources

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