2018 events and information:

Save the date!  Sexual Assault Awareness Week will be held March 25-30, 2018.  Check back soon for more information on the week.

2017 events and information:

Faculty & Staff Training 

Wednesday 3/22 12-1:30pm Cabral Center at the AAI

Faculty and staff are invited to learn more about their responsibilities as employees and what they can do to best support survivors.

Byron Hurt: Media, Masculinity, and Preventing Violence

Thursday 3/30 6pm Curry Ballroom

Bryon Hurt is an award-winning documentary filmmaker, published writer, anti-sexist activist, and lecturer (and a Northeastern alum!).  He presents an interactive workshop on masculinity and the messages that men receive in American culture.  This event is open to the Northeastern community.

Healing and Hope: The Clothesline Project + An Afternoon of Self-Care*

Friday 3/31 2-5pm ViSION Resource Center/ Social Justice Resource Center

Participants will have an opportunity to decorate shirts to share stories of sexual violence or to offer messages of hope to survivors via the Clothesline Project.  Shirts will be displayed during Take Back the Night.  Drop by to make a shirt, eat, relax and/or come to one of our self-care workshops offered at 2pm, 3pm, or 4pm in an adjacent space.  This event is open to the Northeastern community.  We especially welcome those whose lives have been affected in some way by sexual violence.

Rape Kits to Reporting: A Resource Panel*

Monday 4/3 6:30pm Shillman 335

Our panelists, from local off-campus organizations, will speak to rape kits and medical treatment for survivors, the criminal reporting process, and legal advocacy.  This event is open to the Northeastern community.

Coffee and Consent

Tuesday 4/4 2pm OSCCR Conference Room

OSCCR will host a conversation about consent and university policies related to it.  This event is open to Northeastern students.

Healing from the Body: Trauma Sensitive Yoga* 

Wednesday 4/5 7-8:15pm

Trauma sensitive yoga is an empirically validated treatment for trauma and PTSD.  A teacher from The Trauma Center will lead an introductory class. Given the nature of the class, we plan to keep the group small. Please sign up by emailing open@neu.edu and we will let you know the location.  Click here to learn more: http://www.traumasensitiveyoga.com/  This event is open to Northeastern students.  We especially welcome those who have experienced trauma.

Pause for Peace

Friday 4/14 at 12pm Sacred Space

In partnership with the Center for Spirituality and Dialogue, we are inviting the community to come to together to pause for peace as related to this issue.  This is an interfaith community gathering and all are welcome.

Take Back the Night*

Wednesday 4/19 6:30pm Curry Student Center Indoor Quad

Come out to show support for survivor speakers and to walk in solidarity.   Take Back the Night is an international tradition focused on eliminating sexual violence.  All are welcome and encouraged to attend this event.

Interested in speaking?  Learn more and fill out a brief interest form by clicking here or contact us directly at open@northeastern.edu by March 19th.


*Confidentiality at Sexual Assault Awareness Month Events

University faculty and staff (excluding UHCS staff and spiritual advisers) are considered “responsible employees” which means that they are required to report disclosures of sexual assault, partner violence, stalking or harassment of which they are made aware, to the Title IX Coordinator.  Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 is a federal law that prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex or gender in all university programs and activities.   Schools are obligated to address sexual violence about which a responsible employee knew or should have known in order to ensure all students in the community are safe.

However, we want students (especially survivors) to feel free to participate in preventive education programs and to access resources.  We have denoted with an asteriks the events above in which a conversation or report to a “responsible employee” present at the event will NOT trigger the usual reporting obligations.  We will provide resources to all students at these events and are happy to connect students to the Title IX office in the case that they do wish to open an investigation.


2016 Events and Information

Monday, April 4th 2016

  • ViSION Resource Center Open House, 12-2pm, 106 St. Stephen Street
  • ViSION Panel with FSL, 6-7:30pm, 224 Hurtig

Wednesday, April 13th 2016

  • ‘Working Together to Prevent Sexual Violence’ Community BBQ, 4-6pm, Krentzman Quad