Ground and Reflect – UHS Event Series Recognizing Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM)

Reclaiming Campus: Ground and Reflect—sponsored by UHS Survivor Services and Violence Prevention—is a series of collective healing spaces and events for survivors of sexual violence and allies to reclaim campus, find community, and reduce the stigma around survivorship.

The series begins with three “grounding” events throughout the spring semester and culminates in April with a silent gallery experience spotlighting significant historical events related to campus sexual violence prevention activism.

Events are open to any student who identifies as a survivor, ally, or is otherwise impacted by sexual assault, harassment, or dating violence.

Registration is not required. Questions can be directed to

Grounding Events

Through creation, embodiment, and connection, student survivors and allies will reclaim the campus space, connect, and grow together.

Create: Art Evening with WheelHouse Studios
Paint kindness rocks to keep, share, or place in campus space to share messages of hope, healing, and strength.
Wednesday, February 15, 3-5 p.m.
Memorial Union

Embody: Trauma-Informed Yoga
This space is inclusive of all bodies, abilities, and genders. The practice will be facilitated by Jamie Priti Gratrix, who leads monthly Maitri meditation at the Center for Research on Gender & Women. Bring your own yoga mat – a limited number of mats will be available.
Wednesday, March 29, 3-5 p.m.
SAC Multipurpose Room 4213

Connect: Collective ARTivisim project
Be part of creating a collaborative art piece to highlight the ongoing impact of sexual assault across our campus community and the fact that no survivor is alone. The art piece will live on in the UHS Survivor Services space, in solidarity with survivors on our campus.
Wednesday, April 19, Noon – 5 p.m.
Library Mall

Reflect Events

Grounding in our institution’s history
A silent gallery experience that spotlights significant historical events related to campus sexual assault activism over the last 50 years.
Dates: TBA
Location: Hosted in various locations around campus; exhibition scheduled to be announced.

All event details can be found HERE.