Sexual assault awareness beyond the month of April

By Nicole Hasek, May 2, 2022

Last month, Iowa State’s campus showed support during Sexual Assault Awareness Month by handing out magnets with resources, signs, events and posters.

As quickly as the months change, all of this visual support seemed to disappear. Even with April over, resources remain available, such as ACCESS, the Sloss Center and Student Counseling Services. Continuous community support, bringing attention to sexual assault resources and thoughtful behavior are not limited to April.

One fraternity who showed their support for sexual assault survivors in April was Delta Tau Delta, according to Chapter President Jack Dresser.

“We showed our support by hanging a banner outside of our chapter facility that expressed our support for survivors and portrayed a positive message,” Dresser said. “Also, our members wore denim on Denim Day, and we posted a picture on our Instagram that our members reposted.”

Along with this, the fraternity invited Jayde Ware from Green Dot to give a training meeting, which they do at least once a semester. During this, Ware discussed a violence prevention program and ways to replace violent sexual acts, called red dots, with positive acts, called green dots.