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University Shows Its Support for Domestic Violence Awareness Month
University units and departments showed their support in purple in honor of National Domestic Violence Awareness Month in October.
The Barnes Center at The Arch sponsored the “SU Goes Purple” decorating contest, in which offices were invited to decorate their workspaces purple to help raise awareness and show support for survivors and those impacted by interpersonal violence.
The winners of the contest were the following:
- Best Decorated: Fraternity and Sorority Affairs
- Most Creative Decorations: Hendricks Chapel
- Most Purple Space: Student Centers and Programming Services
- Most Interactive Space: Intercultural Collective
- Most Eye Catching: Student Living on South Campus
Another effort during the awareness month was The Clothesline Project, which provides the campus with an opportunity to explore displays of T-shirts decorated by those impacted by interpersonal violence.
The annual project is held 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.
The University also announced in October the creation of the Sexual and Relationship Violence Resources website as part of continual efforts to increase education and to provide prevention, reporting and services information in a centralized place. It represents the vast network of teams across campus working to prevent and respond to sexual and relationship violence, including the Barnes Center at The Arch; Office of Equal Opportunity, Inclusion and Resolution Services (including Title IX); Department of Public Safety; Community Standards; and Dean of Students, among many others, as well as off-campus resources such as Vera House.
Campus community members are encouraged to visit the Sexual and Relationship Violence Resources website for more information, to learn about sexual and relationship violence, and for additional opportunities to support interpersonal violence prevention and education.
Below are some of the photos of the offices and departments that took part in the awareness effort.