April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month: Baylor is hosting events and activities to raise awareness about sexual violence and how to prevent it.


Sexual Assault Awareness Month

April has been designated National Sexual Assault Awareness Month. For the past several years, Baylor University has participated in the month with activities that bring awareness to Baylor's emphasis on prevention and support for survivors.

We will do so again this April, beginning with an awareness light-up on April 3. You'll see teal-colored luminaries lining Fountain Mall and teal lights on Pat Neff, the bridges and McLane Stadium for the evening. Beginning April 16 and through the end of the month, a thought-provoking exhibit, "What Were You Wearing, Waco?" will be on campus to generate conversations and remind us that a victim is in no way to blame for their sexual assault.

Upcoming Events

National Day of Action
At Baylor, lights shine bright.

  • On April 3, look for teal lights and luminaries in honor of the Day of Action.

"What Were You Wearing, Waco?"
The national exhibit, curated for Waco, powerfully illustrates that sexual assault is not sexual; it is criminal. Twenty sets of clothing - from sundresses to gym clothes to jeans and a t-shirt - are displayed alongside stories from sexual assault survivors who were wearing similar clothes at the time of the incident.

Downtown Waco: walkway between the Edison and Austin's on the Avenue

  • April 6: Opening night, with a gallery reception at Cultivate 7twelve, during First Friday.
  • April 7 - 15: Daily exhibit (4 p.m. - midnight)

Baylor Campus

  • April 16-26: Vara Martin Daniel Plaza, next to the SUB, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Jesus Said Love Gallery

  • April 27: Closing exhibit, starting at 5 p.m.

Dr Pepper Hour
Members of the It's On Us Student Advisory Council and the Title IX Office will be available to answer questions about the What Were You Wearing, Waco? exhibit and provide resources about sexual violence.

  • April 24: 3 p.m., Barfield Drawing Room