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Syracuse University Goes Purple to Support Dating and Domestic Violence Awareness
In honor of National Domestic and Dating Violence Awareness Month, the Barnes Center at The Arch sponsored the “SU Goes Purple” decorating contest during the month of October. The contest invited University offices and departments to decorate their workspaces purple to help raise awareness and show support for survivors and those impacted by any form of interpersonal violence.
“We were thrilled to have seven departments from across campus participate in this year’s contest, helping Syracuse University go purple to show our support for victims of domestic and dating violence,” says Michelle Goode, a health promotion specialist focused on sexual and relationship violence prevention in the Barnes Center at The Arch. “In addition to the visual impact of ‘going purple,’ we encouraged the campus community to participate in National Wear Purple Day on Oct. 24 and held a candlelight vigil last week in memory of those lost to domestic violence. These efforts drive home the message that there is no place for domestic violence on Syracuse University’s campus, and ensures that the voices of victims do not go unheard.”
Also part of the monthlong awareness effort was The Clothesline Project, an annual T-shirt display co-sponsored by Student Centers and Programing Services, Syracuse University Libraries and the Barnes Center at The Arch.
Below, check out some of the photos of Syracuse University going purple and the SU Goes Purple contest winners. Thank you to all who participated!
Get involved by joining the SEPT listserv
The Sexual and Relationship Violence Student Education and Prevention Team (SEPT) recently launched a dedicated listserv to share information regarding programming, policy updates, collaboration opportunities and other relevant information pertaining to violence prevention. Faculty and staff who want to get more involved in these efforts can complete the SEPT listserv form to be added to the email list. With questions or for more information, contact Michelle Goode.
Photos by Evan Jenkins, Division of Marketing and Communications