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The Office of Sexual and Relationship Violence Support Services

What is the SRVSS Office?


SRVSS Office (pronounced "serves"), The Office of Sexual and Relationship Violence Support Services at Kent State University, offers resources and education for students on personal safety, sexual assault and rape, relationship violence and stalking.

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month

 

The Office of Sexual and Relationship Violence Support Services (SRVSS0 and the Women's Center have teamed up with several other campus groups to sponsor an array of educational and awareness raising event on campus.

SAAM Flyer

 

He Said- She Said

Monday April 7         8 PM                 214 Oscar Ritchie

 Intending to bring about personal reflection, this program dissects a real life "He-Said, She-Said" case study, giving voice to both sides of the salient conversation. The message of ending sexual violence is powerful and charged with an intensity that stems from a profound understanding of the importance of clear communication and responsible decision making.

Soup & Substance: Sexual Violence against Dalit Women in India

Friday April 11         Noon                  Student Multicultural Center 206 Student Center

 Ms. Thenmozhi Soundararajan, a filmmaker, singer, and grassroots media organizer and Ms. Asha Kowtal will be speaking about the sexual violence that is committed against Dalit (outcast) women in India. A light lunch will be available.

Walk a Mile in Her Shoes

Tuesday April  15      5:30 PM             Student Green

 Register online thru April 13 or at the door.

Walk a Mile in Her Shoes®: The International Men's March to Stop Rape, Sexual Assault and Gender Violence is a united gender movement where men are a part of the solution to ending sexualized violence by raising awareness in the community about the serious causes and effects of sexual assault by walking around campus in high heels.

Shirt and Banner Making  (for The Clothesline Project and Take Back the Night)

Monday April 21           7 - 8:30 PM     Carriage House (Behind Nixon Hall)

Tuesday April 22           5 - 7 PM          Carriage House (Behind Nixon Hall)

Come make a shirt for the Clothesline Project or a Banner to carry on the Take Back the Night march. All supplies will be provided.

The Clothesline Project

Monday April 28           9 AM - 5 PM       2nd Floor Student Center

 The Clothesline Project is a visual display of shirts with messages and illustrations that have been designed by survivors of sexual violence, by their friends or by their families. The purpose is to increase awareness of the impact of violence against women, men and children, to celebrate their strength to survive, and to provide another avenue for victims to courageously break the silence.

Take Back the Night

Monday April 28           7:30 PM             MACC Plaza

 Raising Our Voices, Reclaiming Our Right
Kent State Unites to Take Back the Night

 A march to speak out against sexual violence and give voice to those who have been impacted by sexual assault, intimate partner violence, stalking and sexual abuse. 

All events are FREE and EXTRA CREDIT/ATTENDANCE VERIFICATION is available for those interested. If you choose to offer this, we will have available a verification of attendance slip at the end of each program for participants to return to you.
 

Note from the SART:  We thank the College of William and Mary, the Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network (RAINN), and the Red Flag Campaign for permission to reproduce much of the content used on this site.