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Raise Your Voice

Raise Your Voice is a University wide sexual assault prevention and awareness campaign. Raising your voice shows that you value respect and healthy relationships for yourself, your fellow Terps, and others in all aspects of life. Make a personal commitment to help prevent sexual assault and sexual misconduct and be a part of the solution.
 

This website provides one easy-to-navigate source of information about University resources, services, policies, and other necessary information regarding sexual assault prevention and sexual misconduct. You'll also find links to pertinent resources from other relevant University offices.

Upcoming Event List


Raise Your Voice to Prevent Sexual Violence Spring Event:
The Sexual Assault Prevention Committee (SAPC) announces the spring 2021 Raise Your Voice event. Raise Your Voice is a University wide sexual assault prevention and awareness campaign. Raising your voice shows that you value respect and healthy relationships for yourself and others. Make a personal commitment to prevent sexual violence and to be a part of the solution!
 
Join us for a yoga practice, charcuterie board design, and a virtual panel about sexual violence prevention in a pandemic world. Attendees at each event will be entered into prize drawings. 
 

Raise Your Voice Restorative Yoga Hour
Monday, April 12 6-7pm
  • Start off your week on a good vibe! Join us for a virtual Restorative Yoga session with instructor Quratul-Ann Malik (she/hers). This yoga session will be for all skill levels and will focus on stress relief and healing. Attendees will be entered into a raffle for a Hot Yoga Towel Mat- there will be 15 lucky winners!

 

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Raise Your Voice Charcuterie Board Design Class 
Tuesday, April 13 6-7pm
  • Do you want to wow your friends and family with professionally designed charcuterie boards? Challenge yourself to learn a new skill, and join us for a virtual Charcuterie Board Design Class with Maddie Landers (she/her) of Jam-Packed Boards. Attendees will be entered into a raffle for a Moda Striped Cutting Board - there will be 12 lucky winners! Ingredient lists provided upon registration.

 

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Raise Your Voice Sexual Violence Prevention in a Virtual World - UMD Community Panel
Wednesday, April 14 6-7pm
  • Join us for an interactive panel that will provide students with an opportunity to learn about sexual violence prevention relevant to our current digital pandemic world. Our panel will explore online virtual prevention and response, best practices for health equity, as well as law related to digital crimes of sexploitation and crime victimology. Attendees will be entered into a raffle with five opportunities to win various prizes. One grand prize winner will win a wellness package!!
  • Panelists include:
    • Rebecca Berkowitz, Esq. (she/her/hers) Schools & Colleges Attorney, Maryland Coalition Against Sexual Assault
    • Brian Medina (ze, hir, hirs), Program Manager, Bias Incident Support Services (BISS)  & Hotline Volunteer
    • Cortney Fisher, Ph.D (she/her/hers), Professor,  Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice
    • Lizzie Mafrici (she/her/hers), President, Preventing Sexual Assault

 

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Get Help

Included here is a list of confidential campus resources, non-confidential campus resources, off-campus resources, national resources, reporting options, information on how to file a complaint, and the roles and responsibilities of campus partners.

Get Involved

This section includes sexual assault prevention trainings and programs available to faculty, staff and students, and a calendar of events and programs.

Get Informed

The Sexual Misconduct Policy procedures for students, staff and faculty are listed here, as are reporting obligations for faculty and staff.

About the SAPC

The Sexual Assault Prevention Committee (SAPC) is a committee of stakeholders on campus who meet monthly. This section includes an overview of the sexual assault prevention plan, summary of activities, list of committee members and their office websites, and the contact information of the committee point person.

 

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Spanning 12 schools and colleges, Maryland offers more than 300 degree-granting programs, many of them ranked among the best in the country. Our faculty includes two Nobel laureates, three Pulitzer Prize winners, 58 members of the national academies and scores of Fulbright scholars. And our students, who include the highest achievers in the state and nation, enjoy experiences unique to our location just outside the nation’s capital, including internships, research, and leadership and service opportunities.

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The University of Maryland is one of the world’s premier research institutions. With our strategic location and scores of partnerships with government and businesses, UMD conducts groundbreaking research on some of the biggest challenges facing our global community, including cybersecurity and terrorism, bioengineering, public health equity, food safety and climate change. We strive to discover new knowledge and put it to work through innovation and entrepreneurship, advancing economic development and transforming lives. 


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At the University of Maryland, the arts, the humanities and the sciences intersect to address important societal issues and shed new light on the human experience. Our vibrant campus arts community collaborates with local and national cultural organizations such as the Phillips Collection, Kennedy Center and Folger Shakespeare Library. Student and faculty artists, designers, historians, writers and performers are exploring new media, presenting new perspectives, investigating new techniques and engaging new audiences.

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