The University of Missouri recognizes April as Sexual Assault Awareness Month.

We are committed to ensuring our events are accessible and inclusive. Email rsvp@missouri.edu one week prior to the event if you anticipate barriers to your participation.

April 6

RSVP Peer Educators Open Presentation: Relationship Violence on College Campuses

11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Virtual event

https://umsystem.zoom.us/j/92114126347?pwd=eUQ5MVBKSFA4angxRnJ5Zk1rT1Y2dz09

This Sexual Assault Awareness Month, we want to spread awareness about relationship violence and give you tools to identify warning signs. Join us on Zoom to learn signs of an abusive relationship, how to safely intervene, and how to access campus and community resources.

SAAM Game Night

6:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m.
RSVP Center

Join the RSVP Centerfor a fun and relaxing game night! We have tons of board games, great conversation, and a comfy lounge. We hope to see you there!

April 12

The Trauma Institute 2022
Memorial Union N201

The Trauma Institute Conference is a new annual program hosted by the Relationship and Sexual Violence Prevention Center. The conference will provide education, professional development, and skill building opportunities for faculty, staff, and graduate/professional students over the course of the morning. Conference topics include items such as mandated reporting and other obligations, navigating empathy and leading with kindness during student/staff/faculty disclosures, trauma informed care, and boundary setting with students.

April 13

RSVP Peer Educators Open Presentation: Understanding Rape Culture 

11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Virtual event
https://umsystem.zoom.us/j/99851987437?pwd=aVNJVXBCd00xbk1tS2VvY3FmTlhvZz09

In keeping with our theme this week, the RSVP Peer Educators will be leading an in-depth presentation on what rape culture looks like on college campuses and what we can do to support our loved ones through it. DM for Zoom link or find it on Engage!

SAAM Movie Night: Shrek

7:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.
RSVP Center

Join us at the RSVP Center for a movie night! We will have great pizza and great people – not to mention that we’re going to watch one of the best movies of all time – Shrek!

April 19

RSVP Peer Educators Open Presentation: How to Help a Friend 

1:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m.
Virtual event

https://umsystem.zoom.us/j/99463504437?pwd=K0YwZWlCRUxCK1c4UlFreUR6Z2dQQT09

This Sexual Assault Awareness Month, learn how to be there for a friend who may have experienced violence. We know it can be intimidating and overwhelming, and the RSVP Peer Educators are here to help.

April 20

SAAM Game Night

6:00-7:00 p.m.
RSVP Center

Join the RSVP Center for a fun and relaxing game night! We have tons of board games, great conversation, and a comfy lounge. We hope to see you there!

April 21

Take Back the Night

6:00-9:00 p.m.
Traditions Plaza

RESCHEDULED – October 6, 2022

The RSVP Peer Educators, STARS, and It’s On Us have partnered together to present this event. We will begin with a march around campus, and then return to Traditions Plaza for a candlelit vigil and speak out. The speak out will give survivors of sexual assault a chance to share their stories in a safe and supportive environment. A mandated reporting waiver has been granted, so survivors will be free to share without fear.

April 25

RSVP Peer Educators Open Presentation: Relationship Violence on College Campuses 

11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Virtual event

https://umsystem.zoom.us/j/99834505386?pwd=aFlncEt6TTFlZnFYZC9jVy9ZbWNFQT09

This Sexual Assault Awareness Month, we want to spread awareness about relationship violence and give you tools to identify warning signs. Join us on Zoom to learn signs of an abusive relationship, how to safely intervene, and how to access campus and community resources.

April 27

Denim Day – Virtual!

Denim Day started in 1998 after the Italian Supreme Court overturned a rape conviction on the grounds that, because the survivor was wearing tight jeans, she must have helped the perpetrator remove them, therefore implying consent. Now, every year people across the world wear denim to show solidarity with all survivors of sexual violence. Tag the RSVP Center in your pictures wearing denim and we will reshare them

SAAM Movie Night: Shrek 2

7:00-9:00 p.m.
RSVP Center

Join us at the RSVP Center for a movie night! We will have great pizza and great people – not to mention that we’re going to watch the best animated film of all time – Shrek 2!