Events & News

The Title IX: Prevention Center, along with UofM students and community partners, host many events throughout the year. In the Fall semester, the regular events include Walk a Mile in Her Shoes and various information tables. In the Spring semester, the Title IX: Prevention Center and the registered student organization SAPAC coordinates Take Back the Night in March and the campus-wide Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM) in April.  

Upcoming Events

A graphic reading "Building Connected Communities. Sexual Assault Awareness Month 2024".  It includes colorful depictions of houses, buildings, and roads.

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month.  Each year, the National Sexual Violence Resource Center releases a theme.  This year's is "Building Connected Communities: Our Voices Have Power. Together, We Can Build Safe and Respectful Communities".  Come help us build a safer and more respectful campus community by attending any of these SAAM events:

Condom Carnival
Thursday March 21
University Center Atrium

Learn all about safe sex from abstinence to protection to consent.
Hosted by: UofM HELPLab

Healthy Relationships Talk: Navigating Relationships in American Culture
Thursday March 21
International Student Services Room 115
A discussion for International Students!
Hosted by: Student health & Counseling Services, V.I.S.A., & International Student Services

OneLove: Healthy Relationships in the Disabled Community
Tuesday March 26
University Center Fountain View Room
An interactive workshop to learn about creating and maintaining healthy relationships through a disability lens.
Hosted by: Disability Resources for Students & the Title IX Prevention Center 
*Part of Disability Advocacy Week*

Being Michelle: Documentary & Panel 
Thursday March 28
University Center Theatre
Being Michelle is an award-winning feature-length documentary film about a deaf woman with autism who survived incarceration and abuse and now uses her artwork to depict the trauma she survived and heal from her past.  
Hosted by: Disability Resources for Students 
*Part of Disability Advocacy Week*

Healthy Relationships Fair
Wednesday April 3
University Center River Room

Join us for our 5th annual fair.  Learn about the resources available to survivors on and off campus and participate in different activities to learn how to create and maintain healthy relationships of all kinds.
Hosted by: The Title IX Prevention Center & SAPAC

Walk the Walk
Wednesday April 3
University Center Beale Room

This workshop will have you role play as someone navigating the justice and support system after experiencing intimate partner violence.
Hosted by: The Title IX Prevention Center & The Women's Advocacy Center

Dating Apps Safety 
Tuesday April 9
Zoom Link Here 
Meeting ID: 851 5557 3717
Passcode: 989515

This live, virtual presentation will go over tips and tricks on keeping yourself safe and respecting the boundaries of others while using dating apps. 
Hosted by: The Title IX Prevention Center 

Breaking the Silence: A Conversation About Sexual Assault in Higher Ed
Wednesday April 10
University Center Bluff Room

Join SHCS & The Prevention Center for a presentation and discussion about consent, sexual violence, and safety.
Hosted by: Student Health & Counseling Services and the Title IX Prevention Center

Take Back the Night
Tuesday April 16
University Center Memphis Room A

An event where survivors have the chance to share their stories in a safe place among allies.
Hosted by: The Title IX Prevention Center & SAPAC

Denim Day
Wednesday April 24
Alumni Mall

Stop by our table to learn more about Denim Day and how we can make sure we support survivors of sexual assault without victim blaming.
Hosted by: The Title IX Prevention Center 

Recent Events 

Walk-a-Mile in Her Shoes

WAM took place on Tuesday September 19 on Central Ave at the statue of Ramesses II.  Over 200 UofM students and community members gathered to support survivors and victims of intimate partner violence by walking down Central, Highland, Poplar Ave., and Deloach waving signs and donning high heels.


Prevention Efforts in the News 

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  • Walk a Mile in Her Shoes marchers say 'no more' to violence against women | September 2023 | The Daily Memphian >
  • Community takes a ‘walk in her shoes’ to end violence against women | September 2022 | WREG 3 >
  • 9th Annual Walk a Mile in Her Shoes at the University of Memphis | October 2019 | Local ABC 24 > 
  • The UofM Title IX office hosts Healthy Relationships Fair | April 2019 | Daily Helmsman > 
  • Men and Sexual Violence: Campus Organization Opens An Avenue for Change | April 2019 | Daily Helmsman >
  • "I ASK" for Your Consent: All Genders and Sexual Orientations Experience Sexual Assault | April 2019 | Daily Helmsman >