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

Sexual Assault Awareness Month 2023; Drawing Connections: Prevention Demands Equity

The theme of Sexual Assault Awareness Month 2023, set by the National Sexual Violence Resource Center (NSVRC) is “Drawing Connections: Prevention Demands Equity.” This April's campaign calls on all individuals, communities, organizations, and institutions to change ourselves and the systems surrounding us to build racial equity and respect. See below or check out Tiger Zone for SAAM's events and programming.

March 21
Take Back the Night
5:30 - 7:00pm
University Center Memphis Room
An event that empowers survivors and let's their voices be heard in a safe, supportive environment.
Hosted by - Title IX: Prevention Center & SAPAC
Light refreshments provided; Sponsored by Student Leadership & Involvement. Also affiliated with Women's History Month.

March 28
Healthy Relationships in the Disabled Community Workshop

3:00 - 4:30pm
University Center Fountain View Room
Learn about the unique challenges that people with disabilities may face in unhealthy relationships.
Hosted by - Disability Resources for Students and Title IX: Prevention Center
Also affiliated with Disability Advocacy Week.

March 30
Condom Carnival
11:00am - 2:00pm
UC Fountain Plaza
Learn about safe sex and healthy sexuality in a fun, interactive environment!
Hosted by - HELPLab

April 1
Critical Conversations: Reproductive Justice Panel
10:00am - 12:00pm
UC Shelby Room
Curious about the intersection of reproductive justice, sexual health, & mental health? Hear from some experts about the impact of current changes to reproductive health access. Ask questions. Learn the facts.
Hosted by - CEPR Diversity Committee & Chi Sigma Iota
Light refreshments provided.  RSVP Required: HERE

April 5
Healthy Relationships Fair

11:00am - 2:00pm
University Center River Room
Meet a bunch of different campus and community resources and learn more about different aspects of keeping your relationships healthy.
Hosted by - Title IX: Prevention Center & SAPAC
Food and door prizes available for participation; Sponsored by the Dean of Students Office

April 10
"The Hunting Ground"
3:30 - 6:00pm
University Center Poplar Room
Join us in watching this groundbreaking 2015 documentary about how multiple universities failed sexual assault victims. Discussion to follow.
Hosted by - Title IX: Prevention Center
Light refreshments provided.

April 11
Interpersonal Violence & Intersecting Identities

11:00am - 12:30pm
Alumni Mall
Stop by our table to learn about the unique challenges faced by survivors based on race, ethnicity, gender, & sexuality.
Hosted by - Title IX: Prevention Center

April 12
Purple Table Talk
6:00 - 7:30pm
UC Beale Room
Learn more about healthy and unhealthy relationships from our SAPAC Peer Educators.
Hosted by - Students Advocating Stronger Sisterhood

April 13
Tigers Stomp Stigma
10:00am - 1:00pm
University Center
Stop by to learn how we can destigmatize topics surrounding mental health.
Hosted by: Student Health & Counseling Center

Recognizing the Signs, Eliminating the Stigma
5:00 - 6:30pm
Universtiy Center Beale Room
This workshop will focus on recognizing warning signs of interpersonal violence, the intersection of race and sexual assault, and how to support survivors.
Hosted by - My Sister's Keeper & Title IX: Prevention Center

April 15
Out of the Darkness Walk
UC Fountain Plaza
Walk to raise awareness and funds for the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention.
Hosted by - Student Health & Counseling Services

April 18
Dating Apps Safety Workshop (Virtual)
5:00 - 6:00pm
Zoom Link Here 
Meeting ID: 859 7552 7328
Passcode: 093424
Learn how to engage in healthy dating app behaviors and recognize sketchy situations.
Hosted by - Title IX: Prevention Center

April 20
OneLove: Because I Love You Workshop
4:30 - 5:30pm
Patterson Hall 213
Join us in a discussion about how jealousy can turn into toxicity.
Hosted by - Title IX: Prevention Center

April 25
Survivor Self-Care
10:00am - 12:00pm
Alumni Mall
Come by our table to pick up self-care items and learn more how survivors of interpersonal violence can take care of themselves.
Hosted by - Title IX: Prevention Center

April 26
Denim Day
10:00am - 11:30am
Alumni Mall
Come by our table to learn more about the myths vs. facts of sexual assault and victim blaming.
Hosted by - Title IX: Prevention Center

April 27
A History of Sexual Assault (Virtual)
12:30 - 2:00pm
This webinar will present an overview of societies' views of sexual assault throughout history along with the intersection of other identities such as race, sexual orientation, and gender identity.
Hosted by - Tennessee Coalition to End Sexual & Domestic Violence
Registration required. Click here to register.

Recent Events 

Walk-a-Mile in Her Shoes

WAM took place on Thursday Sept. 22nd on Central Ave at the statue of Ramesses II.  Over 120 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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  • 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 >
  • Campus Group Uses Instagram Contest to Educate Students About Sexual Consent | April 2019 | Daily Helmsman > 
  • Student Organizations to Host Events and Bring Sexual Assault Awareness | April 2019 | Daily Helmsman >
  • UofM Aims to Stop Sexual Assault Before It Happens | November/ December 2018 | Focus Mid-South Magazine >
  • Take Back the Night: Students Share Sexual Assault Stories | November 2018 | Daily Helmsman > 
  • UofM Group Educates Students about Consent | October 2018 | Daily Helmsman > 
  • UofM Creates Mandatory Sexual Assault Prevention Course | August 2018 | Daily Helmsman >