October 15, 2007 - Did you know that people in college are much more likely to be sexually assaulted than any other age group? In fact, college-age women are four times more likely. That's why it's so important to reach out to students with accurate information. September 27th marked RAINN DAY 2007 – RAINN’s nationwide college outreach program for students to raise awareness about sexual assault. Thanks to the support of Kaiser Permanente, RAINN was able to educate over one million students this year! Over 1,300 organizations participated in RAINN DAY 2007. Participating organizations included colleges and universities, student groups, rape crisis centers, and community groups in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico.
RAINN distribute wallet sized “Get Carded” cards for students to use at their RAINN DAY events. The “Get Carded” cards contain tips on “How to Reduce Your Risk of Sexual Assault,” “What to Do if You are Sexually Assaulted,” and “How to Help a Friend.” The cards also feature the National Sexual Assault Hotline (800.656.HOPE) and RAINN’s website, rainn.org, for more information.
In addition to passing out Get Carded cards, students provided their classmates with information on how to volunteer for their local rape crisis center, or the RAINN hotlines. Other RAINN DAY campus activities included pledges and volunteer drives, concerts, fundraisers, “dorm-storms,” and clothesline events.
Thanks to all of you who went above and beyond to make this the most successful RAINN DAY yet! Stay tuned in for information on RAINN DAY 2008!