The Catholic University of America
Events and Initiatives

Awareness Weeks and Months

PEERS sponsor a number of awareness campaigns throughout the year including:
  • National Campus Safety Awareness Month (September)
  • Sexual Violence Prevention Month (October)
  • National Collegiate Alcohol Awareness Week (October 15-22, 2016)
  • Substance Abuse Prevention Month (December)
  • Drugged and Drunk Driving Prevention Week (December 5-9, 2016)
  • Mental Health Awareness Month (January)
  • Healthy Relationships Awareness Month (February)
  • Safe Spring Break Week (February 27 - March 3, 2016)
  • Sexual Assault Awareness Month (April)
Can I Kiss You?

This past year for Sexual Violence Prevention Month nationally acclaimed author and expert Mike Domitrz addressed the CUA community with a powerful presentation around the topics of respect, healthy relationships, open communication, how to support victims of sexual violence and bystander intervention. Click HERE to read more about the event.


The Clothesline Project

The Clothesline Project is a visual display that bears witness to violence against women. All who have been affected by sexual violence are invited to submit a shirt designed with a message or illustration. Shirts are available for pick up and anonymous drop off outside of the Dean of Students Office, the Counseling Center and Campus Ministry.
 

Denim Day

This day encourages all members of the campus community to wear denim to raise awareness against destructive attitudes that exist surrounding sexual assault.
 

It’s on US

In November 2014 PEERS produced CUA’s own It’s On Us video with the help of 30 students, staff, and faculty. 

 

Take Back the Night

This campus event as a part of Sexual Assault Awareness Month iss hosted by the Office of the Dean of Students and PEERS to gather together in prayer and solidarity with victims of sexual violence. Students, faculty, and staff are invited to come together to heighten awareness, provide inspiration, reduce sexual assault, and aid survivors in our community.
 

Teal Tuesdays

Each Tuesday in April CUA PEERS invites students, faculty and staff to wear teal to raise awareness and support for survivors of sexual violence in our community. PEERS are available in the Pryzbyla Center Lobby each Tuesday with teal ribbons, information about Sexual Assault Awareness Month events and resources.
 

We Are Called

We are called as members of the CUA community to look out for each other. Can you identify potentially dangerous situations?  Do you know how to safely intervene if someone needs help?  At this interactive training you will learn about the “3 Ds” of bystander intervention as well as resources available to support your friends.Note: This session will include a discussion of sexual assault and violence and the resources available for support.
 

Customized Workshops and Trainings

PEERS are available to train students on a variety of topics related to alcohol and other drugs. Click HERE to fill out the Google Form to schedule a training or to learn how we can customize a training for your group of students.

  It's On Us