All events are FREE & open to the public.
Most SAPE events count for Greek Community Assessment Points, but larger organizations are advised to choose an event being offered in a venue that will accommodate a large group.



Wednesday, February 24, 2016

YES MEANS YES: Battling Rape Culture and Moving Towards a Positive Sexuality
Speaker: Jessica Valenti

7:00pm, Rodney Room, Perkins Student Center

Nationally known speaker Jessica Valenti, creator of the popular Feministing blog, will speak about ending rape culture and striving toward a culture of positive sexuality. She is the editor of Yes Means Yes: Visions of Female Sexual Power & A World Without Rape and the author of The Purity Myth. Her new book, Sex Object is due for release in 2016! Sponsored by Sexual Assault Prevention & Education Committee.

Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Sex(ism), Identity, and Intimacy in a Pornographic Culture
Speaker: Gail Dines

7:00pm, Trabant Multi-Purpose Rooms

In this multimedia presentation based on her acclaimed book, leading anti-porn feminist and scholar Gail Dines argues that the dominant images and stories disseminated by the multibillion-dollar pornography industry  promotes and legitimizes a gender system that undermines equality and encourages violence against women. Gail's powerful TEDx talk provides an introduction to her work. She is the author of Pornland: How the Porn Business has Hijacked our Sexuality a recipient of the Myers Center Award for the Study of Human Rights. Sponsored by SAPE Committee. Please note that all attendees must be at least 18 years old and will be asked to show identification as this presentation contains explicit images.

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Netflix and Chill?
7:00pm, 209 Smith Hall

Talking about sex can be scary. Find out how your peers ask for sex in this fun, interactive exercise. Learn more about verbal, and non-verbal indicators your partner may use to indicate consent or not-consent, and learn some new sexy ways to ask! Presented by UD's Sexual Offense Support (S.O.S.).

Fri, March 11th - Sat March 12th, 2016

The Vagina Monologues
7:30pm, Opening Acts, 8:00pm Show begins
Loudis Recital Hall, Amy DuPont Building

The Vagina Monologues are a collection of spoken word stories gathered by famous Human Rights Activist and playwright Eve Ensler. The Monologues tell the stories of women who Ensler has interviewed over the years. The show is witty, heart-breaking, hilarious, and provocative! Presented by VDay at UD.

Friday, April 8, 2016

DelAc A Capella Festival Event
7:00pm, Mitchell Hall

DelAc's popular festival featuring all of the UD A Capella singing groups will be held to bring awareness to the issue of sexual assault. The event is free, but patrons are encouraged to give a ticket price donation to support UD's Sexual Offense Support. Stay tuned for more information!

Sexual Assault Prevention & Education Committee

The Committee is made up of students, student organizations, and faculty & staff from a variety of University offices and departments. The SAPE Committee plans programs to educate our campus community & prevent gender-based violence year-round, as well as Sexual Assault Awareness Month events in April. The Bystander Intervention theme is intended to encourage and empower University of Delaware students to be active bystanders who intervene in situations that are risky or dangerous. The goal is to empower students to intervene when you hear comments that are permissive of or promote violence, to intervene when gender-based violence seems imminent or is occuring, and to #listen #believe #support survivors of sexual violence.

Call Student Wellness & Health Promotion, 831-3457 if you have questions about these events.

Sincere thanks to all who help to plan and support Sexual Assault Awareness Events throughout the year: Campus & Public Safety, Center for Counseling & Student Development, Department of Women and Gender Studies, Greek Council, International Justice Mission, Office of the Dean of Students, Office of Equity & Inclusion, Office of Residence Life & Housing, Office of Student Conduct, Office of Student Life, Panhellenic Council, Sexual Offense Support, Student Health Service, Student Wellness & Health Promotion, Students Acting for Gender Equality, University Student Centers, and V-Day at UD.


Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Guyland: The Perilous World Where Boys Become Men

Speaker: Michael Kimmel
7:00pm, Trabant Multi-Purpose Rooms A & B

In 1950, most Americans had completed the transition from adolescence to adulthood by age 21 or so. Today, it's more likely to be by age 30. It's a new stage of development, and Kimmel is our tour guide in this presentation based on his best-selling book, GUYLAND. Based on interviews with more than 400 young people across the country, Kimmel offers a glimpse of why so many guys are adrift through their 20s, and shares a road map towards a more conscious adulthood. Sponsored by SAPE Committee and the Men's Action Network.


Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Annual Crime Victims' Tribute & Candlelight Vigil
Doors open 5:30pm for refreshments & resource tables
Event begins 6:30pm
MLK, Jr. Multi-Purpose Rooms, MLK, Jr. Student Center
Delaware State University, 1200 N. DuPont Hwy, Dover

Speaker: Carol Todd
International Speaker & Advocate Carol Todd's daughter committed suicide after being bullied. Amanda’s Death has led Carol to bring awareness to the devastating effects of Cyber Bullying. Hear Carol’s story of what happened to her daughter Amanda Todd, and how this has led to her advocacy work. Sponsored by Delaware Victims' Rights Task Force. Calll 1-800-Victim1 for info or if you need accommodations. Free and open to the public.

Thursday, April 21, 2016

SAGE's Annual Take Back the Night and Speak Out!
6:30pm, Doors open at 115 Purnell Hall
7:00pm, Speaker Wagatwe Wanjuki & performance
March begins following the speaker (around 8:30pm)
Speak Out! in 115 Purnell immediately following march

Women all over the world have been shattering the silence around sexual assault and violence against women at Take Back the Night Marches for over 30 years. Join your fellow students at the University of Delaware to "take back the night," and join us after the march to Speak Out! against campus rape and violence. All are welcome to participate! Sponsored by Students Acting for Gender Equality (SAGE).

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Where Do You Stand? - Human Continuum
7:00pm, Smith 209

You will not sit during this program! It is designed to help you clarify where you stand regarding a variety of sexual situations and whether they rise to the level of sexual harassment, sexual assault, or sexual abuse. Presented by Sexual Offense Support (S.O.S.)

Thursday, April 28, 2016

What's YOUR Monologue?
7:00pm, Purnell 228

Write up your own story as a monologue and then come out to recite/perform it, based on the show The Vagina Monologues. If you would like your monologue to be read, you can write & submit it and the organizers will have a member of VDay perform it for you. Stay tuned for more information on submissions! Sponsored by VDay at UD.

If you have experienced sexual assault or intimate partner violence, help is available. Call 831-2226 and ask to be put in touch with an S.O.S. Victim Advocate. The advocate on duty will call you back within 10 minutes. Or Call Student Wellness & Health Promotion at 831-3457 to make an appointment with a professional staff member during business hours. For more information about sexual assault at UD see the

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