Sexual Assault Awareness Month 2023

Sexual Assault Awareness Month 2023

Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) recognizes Sexual Assault Awareness Month 2023 by increasing awareness about the causes and risk factors for sexual assault and empowering individuals to take steps to prevent it in their communities. This April, we encourage all individuals, communities, and organizations to change ourselves and the systems surrounding us through self-education and institutional advocacy.  


STEM Scholar Highlights 

  • Kuheli Dutt (Assistant Dean for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, MIT School of Science) 

  • Miriam Eckerson, JD (Senior Counsel Advocacy and Government Relations, AWIS) 


Read, Watch, Listen, and Learn 


Take Action 

  • Attend Sexual Assault Survivor Lunch & Learn: Empowerment, a Pathway to Healing 

    • Thursday, May 11, 2023 from 12:00 PM to 1 PM EST 

    • Register here 


Thank you to the members of the Sexual Assault Awareness Month Planning Committee: 

  • Brenda Cummings (Gordon C. Library)
  • Ryan Duval (Title IX Office)
  • Matthew Foster (the Housing & Residential Experience Center)
  • Mia-Kay Fuller (ODIME)
  • Stanley Horton (Title IX Office)
  • Christine Sharry (Student Activities Office)
  • Taylor Rohena (Office of Accessibility Services)
  • Richard Song (Division of Talent and Inclusion)


“We take this moment to reflect on the strength and resilience of survivors and victims, the perseverance of advocates, and the dedication of the professionals in many fields who support those who experience sexual assault. Sexual assault can be a life-changing trauma for far too many of our neighbors, colleagues, family, and friends. The CDC has found that about 1 in 3 women and 1 in 6 men suffer sexual violence at some point in their lives. That trauma can be compounded by institutions and cultural perceptions that blame survivors rather than meet them where they are in their journey to healing, accountability and justice.” 

Learn More: 


The Office of Diversity, Inclusion, and Multicultural Education (ODIME) promotes and oversees all student facing diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging (DEIB) learning experiences, programs, services, trainings, and initiatives for WPI.