Sexual Assault Awareness & Prevention Month Events

Student Health Center : Texas State University

April is Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month! Students Against Violence (SAV) is dedicated to supporting survivors on our campus and we are excited to come together across Texas State to raise awareness around resources, prevention, and support those who have experienced violence.

Below are events hosted by SAV during the month of April. All programming hosted by SAV allows students who have experienced sexual violence to talk about those experiences without initiating a Title IX report. We hope you will join us as we challenge rape culture and support those who have experienced sexual violence by Listening. Believing. Supporting.

Take Back the Night


Tuesday April 9th @ 6:30 PM-8:00 PM, LBJSC Plaza, SM campus

Students Against Violence is hosting a Take Back the Night spoken word event. This event welcomes students of every gender identity. We will raise our voice to help end sexual violence and support survivors. Please join us as award-winning Slam Poet, Ebony Stewart, hosts this event and shares her original work while we come together to demonstrate our commitment and support for students who experience violence.

If you are interested in sharing your experiences of violence through spoken word or poetry, please sign up. All your information will be kept confidential, and you may use any name that makes you feel comfortable.

TXST Stands with Survivors


April 1st - 29th; SM and RR campuses

RAINN reports that among undergraduate students, 26.4% of females and 6.8% of males experience rape or sexual assault through physical force, violence, or incapacitation. “TXST Stands with Survivors” features red flags displayed on campus representing the number of students who, statistically, based on a university our size, will be harmed by sexual violence during the school year.

Additionally, white flags will be placed beside the red flags to represent the impact of bystanders intervening to address and prevent sexual violence on campus

Growing a Culture of Consent

Wednesday April 3rd, 10 AM-2PM, Quad; April 25th, 10:30-1:00, Avery, RR campus

Join Students Against Violence in discussing how we can create a culture of consent here at TXST while we decorate our individual pots and plant herbs and flowers!

Coffee with an Advocate

Wednesday April 10th @ 9 AM-11:30 AM, Quad

Students can grab free coffee and meet Heidy, Texas State’s new bilingual sexual assault advocate. Heidy provides free and confidential advocacy and can assist with Title IX accompaniment to TXST students.

Consent Bingo Pizza Party


Wednesday April 17th 6:30 PM-8:00 PM, Falls-Sayers Ballroom

Join Students Against Violence for free pizza and consent bingo as we discuss what comprehensive consent should look like!

Denim Day Art Display:


April 22nd-26th, LBJSC HUB; Avery, RR campus

Jeans with messages from survivors will be on display to encourage conversations around sexual violence and how we can support those who have experienced violence. Students, faculty, and staff can wear denim on April 24th to help challenge misconceptions surrounding sexual violence and stand with survivors. 

Healing Yoga

Tuesday April 23rd @ 7:00 PM-8:00 PM, LBJSC 3-5.1

Join Students Against Violence in a yoga session with a trauma-informed yoga instructor from Wild Rice Yoga Studio. Free yoga mats provided to students who RSVP. 


Schools assume a certain responsibility to keep their students safe. While the policies aimed at doing so do not always result in safer environments for students, it’s important to know what resources are available. 

If you are currently experiencing or have experienced violence and are ready to talk about it, identify the person you feel most comfortable sharing with, and remember you are the expert of your experience. Confidential resources and community resources are where students can disclose their experiences of violence and it will not trigger a Title IX report. 

Campus Confidential Resources: 

Bilingual Sexual Assault Advocate   
Provide free and confidential advocacy to TXST sexual assault survivors.  In-person sessions Mondays 10am-2pm, drop-ins welcomed. Appointments can be made by calling 512.396.3404. Located on the 1st floor of the Education Building, Room 1015 (TXST San Marcos Campus). Round Rock campus community may request a virtual or phone appointment. 

Counseling Center  
Provides individual and group counselling services free of charge to currently enrolled students. To make an appointment contact 512.245.2208 or visit the Counseling Center webpage.

University Health Services  
Provides confidential medical care and referrals to hospitals for a forensic sexual assault exam (Rape Kit), STI testing, and emergency contraception (available over- the-counter at our cashiers). To make an appointment contact 512.245.2161. 

Attorney for Students  
Provides free help to guide Texas State students in legal matters. From the moment a student contacts the Office of the Attorney for Students, both the Attorney, office staff, and prospective client enter into a relationship that is ruled by certain expectations. The client can be assured that all of their information is protected by Attorney/Client privilege. This begins the moment the initial contact is made and continues throughout the entire process. To make an appointment contact 512.245.2307. 

Campus Reporting Options: 

The Office of Equal Opportunity & Title IX  
Provides resources to students, faculty and staff to address concerns regarding discrimination on the basis of sex, which includes sexual misconduct.

Students can file a report for someone else, anonymously, or using a pseudonym. If you need to make a report, contact 512.245.2539 or visit the Office of Equal Opportunity and Title IX webpage and click the "Report an Incident" button. 

Community Resources: 

HCWC (Hays-Caldwell Women’s Center  
Serves youth and adults who have experienced or believe to be victims of, dating violence, sexual violence, sexual assault and child abuse in Caldwell and Hays County. HCWC offers free counseling services to survivors, acquaintances, friends, family, partners of survivors, and anyone else who has been adversely affected by sexual violence. HCWC offers counseling services in both English and Spanish. For questions or to make an appointment call 512.396.3404 or visit the HCWC Webpage.

If you require accommodations due to a disability in order to participate, please contact Kelsey Banton at at least 72 hours in advance of the event.