April is Sexual Assault Awareness month, and many programs here at LSU are raising awareness by hosting events to get out information and support victims.
Today was Teal Tuesday, and members of the LSU community were encouraged to wear teal, the color of Sexual Assault Awareness Month, to show their support for victims. There was a virtual info session by the Lighthouse Program at the Student Health Center, and there will include a second session on April 20.
The action week of the month will be April 12th - April 16th and Lighthouse Program Wellness Coordinator Rachel Hoover says there will be an event every day during this action week, but wants students to know that the Lighthouse Program is always here for them.
“It’s a really tough time to report and come forward right now especially at LSU,” Hoover says, “but it’s important to start your healing journey and we can help you do that here.”
Yesterday, Interim President Tom Galligan released an email to the community listing improvements LSU has made following the recent sexual assault misconduct allegations and Husch Blackwell report, but he said there is still work to be done.
"While there is much more work to be done in the months and years ahead," said Gailligan, "the actions we are taking right now are laying the foundation for a university we can all be proud of — a goal we are working toward together."
There will be more events in honor of sexual assault awareness this month hosted by Tigers Against Sexual Assault, the Lighthouse Program, Campus Life and the Women’s Center including fundraisers, a legal Q&A and a healthy relationships session.
Students can find a full list of events for Sexual Assault Awareness Month here.