What is RAINN Day?

RAINN Day is an annual day of action to raise awareness and educate students about sexual violence on college campuses. It is a grassroots program designed to empower college students to educate their peers about sexual violence, bystander intervention, and recovery resources.

When is RAINN Day?

RAINN Day 2018 will be held on Thursday, April 5th to coincide with Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month (SAAPM). You can adjust the date for your RAINN Day event as needed to find the best time for your group or campus. To achieve the best turnout possible, consider what other campus events are scheduled the month of April. Remember, you can tailor when—and how—you recognize RAINN Day to fit the needs of your community.

How do I participate?

Host a RAINN Day event! As a RAINN Day host, you decide what kind of event best fits the needs of your campus. There is no one-size-fits-all event or activity. Whether you're planning a social media awareness campaign, setting up an information table in your student center, or hosting a film screening, you can design a succesful RAINN Day for your community.

I'm with a high school or community group. Can I still host a RAINN Day event?

RAINN Day can be adapted for any community or organization. If you want to educate your community about campus sexual assault, you can host a RAINN Day event. 

Additional Resources:

  • 2018 RAINN Day Event Planning Guide: Download the RAINN Day Event Planning Guide for event ideas and planning checklists to help create an event for any size or budget on your campus. The guide also includes printable handouts, posters, and more.
  • Fifth Annual Lace Up for RAINN 5K: RAINN's fifth annual Lace Up for RAINN 5K will be held on April 21st as part of Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month. Register your campus for a virtual event and help bring awareness to your community. 
  • Sexual Assault Awareness & Prevention Month: During #SAAPM we ask people to engage with this issue more directly by learning more about sexual violence, sharing important statistics, and stepping up to stop sexual assault. Our SAAPM page is your guide to getting involved, including shareable graphics, sample social media posts, and talking points.
  • Request a Speaker: The RAINN Speakers Bureau is made up of more than 1,500 survivors of sexual violence who volunteer to share their stores. You can request a survivor to speak at your event. Fill out the request form 4 to 6 weeks before your event or deadline so that we can best match you to a survivor from the RAINN Speakers Bureau.
  • Print Materials: Download and print free materials to use at your event, including handouts and posters.
  • Graphics and Banners: Connect even more people with the help they need and deserve. Share graphics with information about the National Sexual Assault Hotline on your website or social media.


Are you participating in this year's RAINN Day? Fill out the form below to register and receive future RAINN Day updates. You can sign up as an organization or individual to create an event that fits the needs of your community. Thank you for taking action. 


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