Sexual Assault

Awareness Month Events at Creighton- April 22-26, 2013

The Committee on the Status of Women’s Social Justice Series: Sexual Violence.

On Monday, April 22nd from 12pm -1 p.m. in Skutt Student Center, room 104, join the Committee on the Status of Women in partnership with the Office of Equity and Inclusion for a panel discussion. The purpose of the program is to raise awareness around the issue of sexual violence, especially on college campuses, and to create a dialogue on sexual violence as a social justice issue.

Panelist include: Teresa Holman from Women’s Center for Advancement; Dr. Barb Harris, Faculty Member in the Department of Social Work; Jim Dorsey, Crime Prevention Officer; Dr. Joe Ecklund, Director of Academic Success, The Creighton EDGE; and Camie Nitzel, Predoctoral Intern, Student Counseling Services.

Feel free to bring your lunch. Light snacks and beverages will be provided.

The Committee on the Status of Women’s Social Justice Series is a new initiative intended to bring an open dialogue to campus on topics that impact the members of our community, especially women at Creighton. Its intent is to promote a thoughtful discussion and to advocate for justice in the Ignatian tradition.

Sexual Assault Awareness Month Tables

The Violence Intervention and Prevention (VIP) Center and the Lieben Center for Women will be hosting Sexual Assault Awareness Month tables during the week of April 22nd.  The campus community is invited to stop by and join the “pinkie swear” campaign, where individuals can paint their pinkies with teal nail polish as a promise to look out for friends and stand up against sexual assault.  Awareness buttons will also be available while supplies last.

Skinner Mall tables: Monday, April 22, Wednesday, April 24, Friday, April 26 (11am-2pm)

Kiewit/Swanson Hall tables: Monday, April 22 and Wednesday, April 26 (4-6pm)

Pinkie Swear Campaign

The “pinkie swear” is a common way for school-age children to make a promise to their friends.  For the purpose of sexual assault awareness month, the pinkie swear campaign invites Creighton community members to paint their pinkie with teal nail polish as a promise to watch out for friends and take a stand against sexual assault. Creighton’s Green Dot program asks people to intervene when they see the potential for violence and the pinkie swear campaign reinforces the idea of bystander intervention. 

The pinkie swear campaign was inspired by the "Purple Pinkie Campaign" at George Washington University to raise awareness for domestic violence.  For more information, please view their program video.