Baylor University Recognizes April’s National Sexual Assault Awareness Month

Baylor continues its commitments to awareness, prevention and advocacy in efforts to cultivate and maintain a safer campus 

March 26, 2024
Baylor University's Pat Neff Hall is lit in the color teal in support of Sexual Assault Awareness Month.

On April 17, Baylor University will "Light the Night" as Pat Neff Hall joins other campus landmarks to be lit teal in support of Sexual Assault Awareness Month. (Matthew Minard/Baylor University)

Contact: Lori Fogleman, Baylor University Media and Public Relations, 254-709-5959
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WACO, Texas (March 26, 2024) – This April, Baylor University is joining universities and communities around the country to increase public awareness and prevention education about sexual assault and interpersonal violence during Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM).

Throughout the month, Baylor will provide opportunities for students, faculty and staff to join in the University’s commitment to fostering a safe and healthy campus, preventing acts of sexual violence and treating all members of the campus community with dignity and respect. 

SAAM Schedule of Events

Wednesday, April 3, 2024
SAAM Kickoff Event

Bill Daniel Student Center SUB Stage (first floor across from Common Grounds)

8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The Baylor community is invited to join the Equity, Civil Rights, & Title IX office in the Bill Daniel Student Center (SUB) to learn more about Sexual Assault Awareness Month. While there, students can take part in a photo booth that contains education and supportive messages.

Wednesday, April 10, 2024
Bringing in the Bystander with the Advocacy Center

Baylor Sciences Building, room 210 

6 to 8 p.m. 

The Baylor community is welcome to join the Advocacy Center and the Equity, Civil Rights, & Title IX office for “Bringing in the Bystander,” which will be held in room 210 of the Baylor Sciences Building. Dinner will be provided along with engaging learning experiences and strategies for bystander education and intervention. 

Wednesday, April 17, 2024
Light the Night –  Teal Lights for SAAM

Fountain Mall, Pat Neff

At dusk, Baylor landmarks Rosenbalm Fountain on Fountain Mall, Pat Neff Hall and the Mark and Paula Hurd Welcome Center will “Light the Night”  in the color teal in support of Sexual Assault Awareness Month.

Wednesday, April 24, 2024
Denim Day

SUB Stage (across from Common Grounds)

8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Denim Day, a national awareness campaign, encourages wearing denim on the last Wednesday of Sexual Assault Awareness Month to demonstrate support for survivors of sexual assault. Denim Day was established in 1999 in response to a judge’s ruling that a survivor could not have been assaulted since she was wearing tight jeans. The day was set aside in solidarity with survivors and to shift misconceptions around sexual assault.

Participants can pick up a Denim Day button at the SUB Stage on the first floor of the Bill Daniel Student Center across from Common Grounds. In addition to the button, they are encouraged to use the photobooth and props to showcase their support on Instagram using the #DenimDay and tagging @BU_Equity

Tuesday, April 30, 2024
Support & Resources Virtual Event 

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The Equity, Civil Rights, & Title IX office will host a digital campaign on Instagram to highlight the support and resources available to the Baylor Community. These resources will include information from the Equity Office, the Baylor Counseling Center, the Care Team and our local Advocacy Center. 

How to report

Report instances of sexual or interpersonal misconduct by contacting the Equity, Civil Rights, and Title IX Office by calling 254-710-8454, submitting a report through, or visiting the office located at Clifton Robinson Tower, Suite 285. 

Title IX workshops and programs

Baylor’s Title IX office also offers workshops and programs for the campus community on such topics as healthy and unhealthy relationships, bystander intervention and more. Baylor students are encouraged to request training for their group or organization by emailing or completing a request form on the Title IX website.

For more information on events or resources, email, call 254-710-8454 or visit


The National Sexual Violence Resource Center (NSVRC) is the leading nonprofit in providing information and tools to prevent and respond to sexual violence. NSVRC translates research and trends into best practices that help individuals, communities and service providers achieve real and lasting change.

Each April, NSVRC leads Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM), a campaign to educate and engage the public in addressing the widespread issue of sexual assault. On college campuses, research has found that one in four women and one in 15 men are sexually assaulted during their time in college. With that knowledge, individuals, communities and the private sector are already successfully combatting the risk of sexual violence through conversations, programs, policies and research-based tools that promote safety and respect for all members of the community.


Baylor University is a private Christian University and a nationally ranked Research 1 institution. The University provides a vibrant campus community for more than 20,000 students by blending interdisciplinary research with an international reputation for educational excellence and a faculty commitment to teaching and scholarship. Chartered in 1845 by the Republic of Texas through the efforts of Baptist pioneers, Baylor is the oldest continually operating University in Texas. Located in Waco, Baylor welcomes students from all 50 states and more than 100 countries to study a broad range of degrees among its 12 nationally recognized academic divisions.