Sexual Assault Awareness & Prevention

April 2024 marks the 23rd year of Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM). This year's national theme is: Building Connected Communities.

Logo of 2024 SAAM Building Communities

Building Connected Communities helps us reduce the likelihood of sexual abuse, assault, and harassment in our communities. Any space where people come together is a community, whether in neighborhoods, workplaces, campuses, organizations, or even online spaces. We are all a part of a community, often many, even when we may feel disconnected or apart from them. 

Community is powerful. Community creates a sense of belonging and reminds us of how our beliefs, choices, and actions impact one another. At the center of Building Connected Communities is ensuring our communities are safe, inclusive, and equitable. Racism, sexism, classism, heterosexism, ageism, ableism, and other forms of oppression contribute to higher rates of sexual harassment, assault, and abuse. We must address all abuses of power to prevent sexual violence -- in our relationships, communities, and society. (

Stockton University commemorates SAAM every April, but we take action throughout the year to show that Sexual Assault and gender-based violence affects everyone of us and continues to be widespread in communities across the United States and beyond.

Upcoming Events

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Sexual Assault is a serious issue that can affect many students. Sexual assault can have devastating consequences for survivors, including physical and emotional trauma, as well as academic and personal disruption. Prevention programming throughout the school year can help raise awareness about the issue, educate students about consent and healthy relationships, and provide resources for survivors of violence. By promoting a culture of respect and consent, Stockton can work towards creating a safer and more inclusive environment for all students.We encourage Stockton students to get involved and learn more about Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention on our campus. 

A group of intersectional feminists working to tackle issues that affect women and other oppressed groups. We host the annual March to End Rape Culture and Sex Myth Busters. We meet biweekly in the WGSC lounge (F-103). For more information, please click here.

Pride Alliance strengthens unity between lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, asexual, and heterosexual people while creating an environment for equality. For more information, please click here.

QTPOC will hold both meetings and events that address issues regarding queer and trans people of color as well as celebrating the multicultural intersectionality of the LGBTQAI+ community of Stockton. The club's environment strives to be a diverse place where the lives and experiences of queer and trans people of color are centered. Allies are welcomed, but only with the understanding that their voices will not be the center of conversation, as the club's main goal is to elevate the voices of those who are often marginalized within the LGBTQAI+ community. For more information, please click here.

The Sankofa Retention Initiative has been lifting members as we climb since 2015, and this upcoming year will be no different. Through peer mentoring we help you transition to SU smoothly, navigate the campus & its resources, and create a complete support system that aids in your success.

Find your Stockton tribe with Sankofa!

For more information, please click here.

The Title IX of the Education amendments of 1972 protects people from sex discrimination in educational programs and activities at institutions that receive federal financial assistance.

Stockton University is committed to providing an environment free from discrimination on the basis of sex. Stockton provides many resources to students, faculty, and staff to address concerns relating to discrimination on the basis of sex, which includes sexual misconduct. For more information, please click here.


TogetHER seeks to equip Stockton University’s undergraduate womxn of color with the confidence, resilience, and leadership skills needed to successfully navigate their student experience. Through intergenerational mentorship, intercultural collaboration, and professional and personal development opportunities, togetHER develops holistic, engaged, academically enriched, financially literate, morally conscious, and globally aware citizens.


Womxn of togetHER will set precedence of excellence for a historically disenfranchised and marginalized population by achievement, leadership, sisterhood, academic persistence, degree attainment and sustainable social and professional skills.

Meetings are biweekly on Tuesdays at 4:30 in the Women's Gender and Sexuality Center, F-103. For more information, please click here.

Victim advocates are professionals trained to support victims of crime. Advocates offer victims information, emotional support, and help finding resources and filling out paperwork. Sometimes, advocates go to court with victims. Advocates may also contact organizations, such as criminal justice or social service agencies, to get help or information for victims. Some advocates staff crisis hotlines, run support groups, or provide in-person counseling. Victim advocates may also be called victim service providers, victim/witness coordinators, or victim/witness specialists.

If you are a victim/survivor of power-based personal violence and/or bullying, and wish to speak confidentially with an Advocate about your options, request an appointment below or call 609-626-3611 during normal business hours.  Advocacy meetings can be held via Zoom Conferencing, by phone or in-person. (NOTE: speaking with an advocate is not the same as reporting the incident to the school, please go to the Title IX page if you wish to report). After hours, call the AVANZAR hotline (Atlantic County) at 1-800-286-4184 or TEXT: 609-569-5437.

For more information on the Victim Advocacy Center, please click here.

If you would like to volunteer as an Osprey Advocate, please click here.

We seek to provide a support group for students minoring in victimology and victim services. This organization strives to schedule visits to agencies in law enforcement and criminal justice. Also, to plan member social events. For more information, please click here.

The mission of The Wellness Center is to encourage the pursuit of healthier lifestyles, balancing study, family and life commitments, interacting in an environment that fosters positive changes and integrating wellness into the community culture. The Wellness Center at Stockton seeks to fulfill this mission by guiding students through their academic careers and helping them to make the most of their experience on campus. Student learning is at the core of the higher education academic mission.

We utilize peer educators to promote and assist with Wellness Center programming, outreach, and education on a variety of health topics for students, faculty and staff. Peer Educators are positive role models on campus who promote healthy and safe behaviors, reinforce social norms, and act as approachable resources to all students who are looking for guidance on health and wellness. If interested in becoming a Health Peer Educator contact Health Educator Kristen Mittleman, MS, CHES at or call Health Services at 609.652.4869. For more information, please click here.

Come visit our colorful and cozy lounge and Victim Advocacy Center in F-103, Galloway Campus. Since 2015, The WGSC has been empowering Stockton University students who identify as women, LGBTQIA+, victims of power-based personal violence, and community allies. If you are interested in becoming a WGSC peer educator contact us today at 609-626-3611 or stop by F-103. For more information, please click here.

Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies (WGSS) engages feminist practice and theory to further the understanding and analysis of gender and sexuality from a range of disciplinary perspectives. The Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies’ curriculum facilitates critical thinking, student and faculty engagement, and an awareness and appreciation of diverse cultures and experiences by developing competency in feminist activism, theory, and methods. For more information, please click here.