UW-Green Bay supports sexual assault victims during Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month and beyond


UW-Green Bay has Wisconsin’s first Project Beloved soft interview room to support survivors year-round

Green Bay, WI – Sexual violence victims face many obstacles when seeking justice. Last year, UW-Green Bay Police worked with Project Beloved to create a soft interview room on campus. This soft interview room is located in the Police Department on the Green Bay campus. It’s purpose is to help alleviate the pain and fear that victims experience sharing their story, by providing a safe and comfortable space for victims to speak with an officer. This option does not impeded the process should the victim decide to press charges.

This victim-centered approach is the first in Wisconsin sponsored by Project Beloved, a nonprofit organization that strives to educate, advocate, and collaborate to change the conversation about sexual assault and empower survivors to find their voices. This space is available to all campus and local communities and is open 24/7.

April is a time to spread awareness and educate our community on the impacts of sexual violence. Tomorrow, April 24, 2024, UW-Green Bay Healthy Choices Taskforce and Student Engagement Center call for all students and staff to wear denim in recognition of Denim Day. Denim Day is a global movement to make a social statement with clothing choice, wearing denim as a visual symbol against the misconceptions that surround sexual violence. This event closes out a month of recognition at the UW-Green Bay campuses, including “What Were They Wearing: Survivor Art Installation” at each of the four UW-Green Bay campuses sponsored by campus organizers and local partners, including Family Services and the Golden House.

The annual “What Were They Wearing?” exhibits provide a tangible response to one of our culture’s most pervasive rape myths. The outfits shown were recreated from the stories of real student-survivors, and serves to fight the victim blaming which is often associated with sexual assault. View videos of past exhibits.

While April is a time to spread awareness and education, the support does not end May 1. To learn more or to speak with an officer about using the Project Beloved soft interview room, students and community members can call 920-465-2300 and speak to someone at any time.

For more University and community resources, visit UW-Green Bay’s Sexual Assault and Personal Safety page, contact University Police at 920-465-2300, or contact the National Sexual Assault Hotline at 800.656.HOPE (4673). You are not alone.

About UW-Green Bay
The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay is a school of resilient problem solvers who dare to reach higher with the power of education that ignites growth and answers the biggest challenges. Serving 10,300 undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral students as well as 67,500 continuing education learners annually, UW-Green Bay offers 200 academic degrees, programs, and certificates. With four campus locations in Northeast Wisconsin, the University’s access mission welcomes all students who want to learn, from every corner of the world. Championing bold thinking since opening its doors in 1965, it is a university on the rise – Wisconsin’s fastest growing UW. For more information, visit www.uwgb.edu.

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