Events & Programs

Sexual Assault Awareness Month 

Every April CVPE participates in Sexual Assault Awareness Month with extensive programming and awareness activities to educate the BGSU Community about sexual violence.

April 1-22

Survivor Kit Donation Drive

The Center for Violence Prevention and Education will be hosting a Survivor Kit Donation Drive. Items will be donated to the Wood County Hospital and given to survivors of sexual violence when they receive medical treatment. Donation items needed are new sweatpants and shorts in various sizes, toothbrushes, toothpaste, body wash, and washcloths.

Confirmed drop off site locations are: 280 Hayes Hall (CWGE/CVPE), Student Recreation Center, Mileti Alumni Center, Market at Kreischer, Market at Offenhauer, Market at Carillon Place, Offenhauer Towers, Centennial Hall, Conklin Hall, Falcon Heights, Founders Hall, Kohl Hall, Kreischer Quadrangle, and McDonald Hall-more sites potentially to come

April 4-29

Teal Ribbons 

At the beginning of April, teal ribbons will be place around campus to create awareness for Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM). On 4/7/22 the Feminist and CVPE Ambassadors will be tabling in the Bowen-Thompson Student Union from 1:00p-3:00p to discuss sexual violence and hand out personal teal ribbons.

April 6

Yarn Bombing (Union Oval at 2:30pm)

Members of the BGSU community have crafted teal yarn pieces that they will join to create a yarn bomb installation to bring awareness to SAAM.

April 9

SAAM 5k and Dog Walk (Student Recreation Center, 9:00am registration)

Show your support for Sexual Assault Awareness Month and stay active by participating in the SAAM 5K and Dog Walk! This event is a fundraiser and benefit for the Center for Violence Prevention and Education and The Cocoon, which provides crisis intervention and emotional support for victims of sexual assault, stalking, sexual harassment, and sex trafficking.

Register for the event here

April 13 and 14

"What Were You Wearing?" (309 BTSU from 10:00am - 4:00pm) 

The Cocoon will display their exhibit “What Were You Wearing?” to dismantle the rape myth that sexual violence happens because of what someone was wearing. This display has been created based on real survivor stories and actual depictions of the clothing that they were wearing.

April 20 

Clothesline Project (Union Oval/Union Mall 10-4)

In partnership with The Cocoon, the Center for Violence Prevention and Education will display t-shirts from an ongoing collection from victims/survivors created to voice their experience with sexual assault. Join us all day in the Union Oval to read through the experiences that members of the BGSU and BG community have faced.

April 20-27

Demin Week with Residence Life

This year, Denim Day is 4/27, but Residence Life will be honoring Denim Day with a full week! Join in on the conversation and find out what denim represents this April. Visit the website to learn more about ongoing social media challenges and how to get involved! The Feminist and CVPE Ambassadors will be tabling on 4/27 from 1:00p-3:00p in the Union to pass out buttons – but keep an eye out – programming will be going on every day!

Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Every October CVPE participates in Domestic Awareness Month with extensive programming and awareness activities to educate the BGSU Community and raise awareness about dating/domestic violence. 

Empty Place at the Table - Sept. 29 to Oct. 29
The CVPE presents this event to honor and recognize women and children in northwest Ohio who have had their lives taken due to domestic violence. This project began in 1993 in Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania, and the display demonstrates the way domestic violence devastates a community and family. These victims of violence will not be forgotten. All stories have been provided by the Bethany House in Toledo. The exhibit will be on display Sept. 29 to Oct. 29 in BGSU dining halls.

Red Flag Campaign - Oct. 18-22
The Red Flag Campaign encourages students to practice Green Dot bystander intervention when they see warning signs, or “red flags,” of unhealthy relationships. There will be 629 red flags on display representing the number of reported acts of dating/domestic violence in Wood County in 2019.

Clothesline Project - Oct. 20
In partnership with The Cocoon, the CVPE will display T-shirts from an ongoing collection that victims/survivors have created to voice their experience with sexual assault. Join us all day on Oct. 20 on the main campus in the Union Oval and the following week at the Firelands campus to read through the experiences that members of the BGSU and local community have faced.

Silent Witness Project - Oct. 26
The Silent Witness Project memorializes people killed in acts of domestic violence. In the past decade, 48 such murders have occurred in northwest Ohio. During the Unveiling Ceremony on Oct. 4 at Lourdes University, life-size silhouettes were revealed one by one as an individual reader recounted the story of the girl or woman represented by that figure. The center will also host a display here at BGSU outside of Falcon Outfitters on Oct. 26 from 10:30am - 5:00pm.
Trigger warning: The images displayed are the stories of women who were victims of homicide as a result of domestic and dating violence. Please be aware of your own well-being and take the time process how these images may impact you.

Paint the Rock & Golf Cart Rides - Oct. 28
The BGSU Rock has been painted purple in recognition of Domestic Violence Awareness month, and our CVPE Student Ambassadors will be giving golf cart rides and sharing information on Oct. 28 in the afternoon.

The Center for Violence Prevention and Education seeks to foster a culture that prioritizes consent and respect and actively responds to survivors by supporting them and their allies. Additional resources and reporting options are listed below.

  • BGSU Counseling Center 419.372.2081 (Confidential)
  • BGSU Psychological Services Center: 419.372.2540 (Confidential)
  • Wood County Hospital: 419.534.8900 (Confidential)
  • Wood County Crisis Line – 419.502.4673 (Confidential)
  • RAINN – National Hotline – 800.656.4673 (Confidential)
  • Center for Violence Prevention and Education: 419.372.7227 (Non-Confidential)
  • The Cocoon – 419.373.1730 (Confidential)
    • A confidential advocate is located in 260 Hayes Hall (listed Office Assistants) 
    • Please note, these are current hours and are subject to change based on advocate availability
    • Monday, Thursday and Friday 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. and Wednesday 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. 
  • Office of Title IX: 419.372.8476 (Non-Confidential)
  • National Suicide Prevention Hotline: 1-800-273-8255 (Confidential)
  • The National Domestic Violence Hotline: 1-800-799-7233 (SAFE) (Confidential)

Please email if you have any questions about our Domestic Violence Awareness Month programming or other future events. 

Updated: 04/13/2022 10:22AM