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Sexual Assault Awareness Month 2023 Events

Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM), observed each April, aims to increase awareness about the causes and risk factors for sexual assault and to empower individuals to take steps to prevent it in their communities. Review the information below for in-person and virtual events designed to help us all prevent sexual violence in our community. Please note that many of the virtual events require registration in advance! 

The Clothesline Project:

"The Clothesline Project is a visual display of statistics relating to violence that often go ignored. Each shirt is made by a survivor of violence or by someone who has lost a loved one to violence. The color of each shirt represents a different type of violence.The purpose of the project is to increase awareness of the impact of violence and abuse, to honor a survivor’s strength to continue, and to provide another avenue for them to courageously break the silence that often surrounds their experience." More information can be found at

The Office of Residence Life is hosting several in-hall events:

Wednesday, March 29, 2023



Wednesday, March 29, 2023

Rolling Hills


Thursday, March 30, 2023



Thursday, March 30, 2023



Thursday, March 30, 2023



Friday, March 31, 2023



A closing event will be held on Tuesday, April 4, 2023 at 6:00pm - at the Pagoda outside of the Commons. All are welcome to participate.

For questions, please contact Jeffrey Blaisdell, Associate Director of Residence Life,

The Nancy J. Cotterman Center (NJCC) is Broward County's only certified Sexual Assault Program where survivors of sexual assault can receive comprehensive services at no-cost including forensic medical exams, crisis counseling, therapy and assistance 24/7 through their helpline.  The NJCC provides services to NSU students, faculty, and staff located in Broward County, in addition to partnering with NSU for training and prevention efforts. As part of our continued partnership, a donation drive has been organized to collect items needed for those individuals who may utilize the services at NJCC following a sexual assault. Items needed include: 

  • Towels and washcloths
  • Blankets
  • Deodorant (travel size)
  • Shampoo and conditioner (travel size)
  • Body wash and body lotion (travel size)
  • Feminine care products
  • New women's clothing - sizes small and medium
Please drop your items from March 30th to April 6th, 2023 outside of The Office of Campus Life and & Student Engagement located in the Don Taft Campus Center. Thank you for your assistance in helping our local community!

Take Back The Night

Thursday, April 6, 2023, at 7pm in The Flight Deck

Take Back the Night (TBTN) is an event on college campuses across the country that aims to foster community and solidarity between those on our campus who have been impacted by sexual violence by rallying and marching together. The event also serves to give our community a space to express themselves in a safe and supportive environment in an effort to raise awareness. The vigil will be followed by a performance with Soap Box Speaks. 


Inter-Abled Relationships

Thursday, April 13, 2023, at 5:30pm, Rosenthal 200

This event will provide information and resources for inclusive relationships. Hosted by the Office of Student Disability Services.

Exploring the Link Between Dating Apps and Sexual Assault

April 4, 2023, 1pm EST

Dr. Julie L. Valentine will share background information on dating app usage and user demographics to provide context for research findings on dating apps and sexual assault. Research findings will be presented on sexual assaults committed at the first in-person meeting when the victim and assailant met on a dating app compared to other sexual assaults not associated with dating apps. Practice and policy recommendations will be shared to improve dating app safety.

Domestic Minor Sex Trafficking: Basic Investigation and Prosecution

April 6, 2023, 1pm EST

Sex trafficking of minors is a real and significant threat in our communities across the United States. Traffickers must be prosecuted and held accountable, and victims must be met with a trauma-informed approach.  This presentation will provide investigators, prosecutors, probation officers, and victim advocates with insight into the culture and dynamics of domestic minor sex trafficking.

Introduction to the Dynamics of Sexual Violence in Intimate Partner Violence Relationships

April 13, 2023, 2:30pm EST

April is Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month, and WID is proud to offer this free introductory training that will provide information on sexual abuse dynamics survivors may experience in intimate partner violence relationships. The training will also provide important information on seeking Injunctions for Protection for sexual violence in Florida.

Ask an Advocate: Rape Culture & Sexism/Why Does it Matter?

April 13, 2023, 5pm EST

What is rape culture? What contributes to rape culture?  How does sexism impact rape culture?  From definitions to examples, to discuss the effects rape culture has on an individual and societal level. Join Mystic as she takes a dive into exploring rape culture and why it matters.

Ask an Advocate: Healthy Relationships for Teens

April 19, 2023, 1pm EST

Join Bridgette to talk about Boundaries, Balance, & Mutual Respect, What makes a friendship or a dating relationship positive and worthwhile? During this interactive presentation, participants identify characteristics of healthy, unhealthy, and abusive relationships, and discuss ways to advocate for themselves and support peers who may be in an unsafe relationship.

Ask an Advocate: The Healing Power of Art

April 20, 2023, 1pm EST

Learn about the healing power of art through a brief history of artistic storytelling, the evidence behind art and healing, and how to use art In every day advocacy.

Survivor Voices: Elevate, Engage, Effect Change

April 25, 2023, 5:30pm EST

The Broward Victim’s Rights Coalition would like to invite you to our annual Crime Victim and Survivor Tribute where we will be honoring crime victims and survivors.

Location: Long Key Nature Center, 3501 SW 130th Ave, Davie Fl.

Event Contact: Kerry Clarke,

Denim Day

April 26, 2023

Since 1999, Peace Over Violence has run an inspiring and powerful opportunity to practice solidarity and support survivors by renewing our commitment to exposing harmful behaviors and attitudes surrounding sexual violence. Denim Day is a campaign on a Wednesday in April in honor of Sexual Assault Awareness Month

Victim Services Resource Fair

April 26, 2023, 10am - 1pm EST

In Recognition of National Crime Victims' Rights week, you are invited to attend a resource fair to learn about Victims' Rights and connect with Victim Service Providers.

Location: Broward County Judicial Complex Lobby, 201 SE 6th Street, Ft. Lauderdale, FL

Pathways to Vulnerability

April 27, 2023, 3pm EST

Webinar to discuss unique issues affecting sexual assault survivors with a panel of community partners.

 Global Virtual Take Back the Night

April 27, 2023, 8-9pm EST

Join people from across the world for a free international TBTNF Event of healing and sharing! Register now to secure your virtual seat.

Crime Victims' Rally & Butterfly Release

April 28, 2023, 5:30-6:30pm EST

Event sponsored by Nancy J. Cotterman Center

Location: 400 NE 4th Steet, Ft. Lauderdale, FL

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