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Sexual Assault Awareness

Sexual Assault Awareness Month is recognized in April each year. But the topic remains important year-round. The Office of Student Life provides education about prevention and response to sexual assault, and offers resources for students, faculty, staff, survivors and providers.

Sexual Assault Resources and Educational Events

"Go Bag" Donation Drive

"Go bags" will be donated to JayDoc, the student-run free clinic, and will be available for individuals escaping situations of domestic abuse and sexual assault. You may still donate via the Amazon Wish List. Needed items include travel sizes for flashlights, toothbrush & toothpaste, deodorant, tissues, wash cloth, body wash/soap, shampoo and conditioner, comb and/or brush, feminine hygiene products and hand sanitizer.

Sexual Assault from a Provider Standpoint

Presented April 12, noon-1 p.m., by Morgan Stebens, Forensics Program Coordinator, The University of Kansas Health System

Responding to Harassment by a Patient

Presented April 13, noon-1 p.m., by Kimberly Templeton, M.D., Professor, Orthopedic Surgery, KU School of Medicine

Trauma Informed Response

Presented April 15, noon-1 p.m., by Tyler Lumpkin, Coordinator of Education and Outreach, Metropolitan Organization to Counter Sexual Assault (MOCSA)



Through the Lens: Addressing Sexual Assault through the LGBTQIA+ Perspective

Presented April 19, noon-1 p.m., by James Moran, Education Coordinator, Kansas City Anti-Violence Project



Situational Awareness

Presented April 21, noon-1 p.m., by Sgt. Kristi Sisk, Crime Prevention, KU Medical Center Police Department




Through the Reporting and Advocacy Process: A Case Study Panel

Presented April 22, noon-1 p.m., this panel included an introduction from panelists, a scenario walk-through and Q&A.
Panel moderated by Natalie Holick, Chief Compliance Officer, Institution Title IX Coordinator, KU Medical Center
Panelists: Tyler Lumpkins (Coordinator of Education and Outreach, MOCSA), Anna Smith (Rose Brooks), Dorris Wangombe (Program Director, Office of Compliance, KU Medical Center), Morgan Stebens (Forensics Program Coordinator, The University of Kansas Health System), Dr. Sherri Theoharidis (Staff Psychologist, Counseling and Educational Support Services, KU Medical Center), Jeff Jacobs (Detective, Kansas City, Kansas Police Department)


Red Flag Campaign

During April, we planted red flags in the HEB Courtyard as part of the Red Flag Campaign. The Red Flag Campaign is a public awareness campaign designed to address dating violence and promote the prevention of dating violence on college campuses. When you see a red flag, say something. Learn more data and statistics from RAINN.

"What Were You Wearing" Student-Survivor Illustrated Gallery

The "What Were You Wearing?" Student-Survivor Art Installation originated at the University of Arkansas in 2013. Created by Jen Brockman and Dr. Mary Wyandt-Hiebert, the project was inspired by Dr. Mary Simmerling's poem, What I Was Wearing. Explore the Virtual Illustrated Exhibit.

Walk a Mile In Her Shoes Event

Hosted by KU's American Medical Women's Association and the Office of Student Life, this annual event gives an opportunity for men and people who identify as male to raise awareness in their community about the serious causes, effects and remediation's to men's sexualized violence against women. During the event, men walk a mile in women's shoes to raise awareness for domestic violence. We understand that men, too, are victims of sexual violence. This event welcomes and encourages participation from everyone who cares about this issue - regardless of sexual orientation or gender expression.

Resources

  • KU Medical Center Police Department: 913-588-5030
  • Kansas City, KS Police Department: 913-596-3000
  • KU Medical Center Title IX Coordinator: 913-588-8011
  • Counseling and Educational Support (for students): 913-588-6580
  • Employee Assistance Program: 888-275-1205
  • MOCSA: 913-642-0233
  • Rose Brooks: 816-861-6100
  • Kansas City Anti-Violence Project: 816-388-0484
Office of Student Life
1006 Orr Major
Mail Stop 4018
3901 Rainbow Boulevard
Kansas City, KS 66160
913-588-6681