Sexual Assault Awareness Month 2024 Building Connected Communities

Each April VOICE recognizes national Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM). The goal of SAAM is to raise awareness about sexual violence, educate communities on how to prevent it, and highlight available support and resources for victim-survivors.

VOICE holds annual campus-wide events throughout the month of April that we invite the entire Georgia Tech community to participate in, including Take Back the Night and Teal Ribbon Day. There are also opportunities all year long to learn about how we can all take action to promote safety, respect, and equality to stop sexual violence before it happens and to support survivors in the aftermath. 

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Have you experienced sexual violence or have questions related to victim-survivor support, referrals, accommodations, and reporting options and need to speak to a VOICE Advocate?

For confidential support contact us at 404.894.9000 24 hours per day.

Appointments are available for individuals affiliated with Georgia Tech.  

Take Back the Night

Take Back the Night is Georgia Tech’s candlelight vigil and survivor speak-out to support survivors of sexual assault, intimate partner violence, and stalking. Held annually at Georgia Tech since 1995, it is our night to both educate the campus about these issues and to show community support to our survivors. We believe that a key step in ending sexual violence is standing with survivors and offering them the space to share their stories in our community, whether they happened recently or years ago.

This year, Take Back the Night will be held on Monday, April 15 at 7pm. A resource fair will be held at 7pm with the main program to follow at 7:30pm. 

Students holding candles during Take Back the Night vigil.

We are looking for survivor stories to lift up at this year’s TBTN. Survivors can submit anonymously to have their stories read by someone else, or they can read their words themselves at the event.

Want to get involved? Volunteer for this year’s Take Back the Night!

Volunteers can assist with:

  • Setup/breakdown of the event
  • Handing out programs
  • Reading anonymous stories from survivors
  • Leading chants during the march after the event
  • Staffing resource tables

Teal Ribbon Day

Every April Georgia Tech recognizes Teal Ribbon Day, a day of action when the Georgia Tech community comes together to show our collective support for survivors and to work together for the prevention of sexual violence. Everyone has a role to play in working to end sexual violence. We believe that as long as sexual violence impacts any one of us — students, colleagues, friends, family members — it impacts all of us.

By wearing teal, you're helping to start a conversation about sexual violence at Georgia Tech. Ending sexual violence requires commitment, action, and support. It will take all of us! Teal Ribbon Day is a symbol of Georgia Tech's renewed commitment to preventing sexual violence and our action in showing up and supporting survivors in our community.