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Sexual Assault Facts, Education and Response (SAFER)

Sexual assault is an issue of significant concern on college campuses throughout the United States, including at the College of the Holy Cross.  We are committed to providing useful information and top-quality resources to keep students and other community members informed about sexual assault and its prevention.  We hope that you find this site valuable.

Greetings from the Sexual Assault Facts, Education, and Response (SAFER) Team!


April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month.  Support SAFER in this campaign by participating in the following events: 


SAFER Info Tables
Wednesdays -  11 a.m. – 2 p.m.  -   Hogan 1
Stop by our table throughout the month to receive important information about Sexual Assault Awareness, learn about upcoming events, and take home some great swag!

It’s On Us
April 5  - 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.   -  Hogan 1 - SGA
Join SGA and take the pledge!  Make a personal commitment to be part of the solution to end sexual assault. 

Teal Ribbon Campaign
April 13 & 19  - 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. - Hogan 1 -RPE
Teal Ribbons honor survivors of sexual assault and convey the message that there’s no place for sexual violence in our community. Join the RPE’s and pick up your ribbon and some other great swag!

Denim Day
April 26
Wear jeans for a donation to show your support and raise awareness of sexual assault.
Proceeds to be given to AIDS Project of Worcester.

For additional information, please contact the SAFER co-chairs Dr. Paul Galvinhill (Counseling Center) at or Professor Ann Sheehy (Biology) at

Denim Day

Members of the Holy Cross Community are wearing denim on April 26, 2017 in support of Denim Day. Wearing jeans on this day will be a visible sign of protest against sexual violence.  Please donate your $5.00 here