Intimate Partner and Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Hands embrased in a grip with a purple ribbon winding around them.

October is Intimate Partner & Domestic Violence Awareness Month (IPDVAM) at SJSU. While prevention efforts are year-round, we specifically devote #SJSUIPDVAM to spotlighting the issues of gender and power based violence. This is achieved through educational programs, workshops, and online campaigns. We all deserve to be respected, to be treated with dignity, and live free of violence. 

The programs and events listed below offer opportunities to educate ourselves, support survivors, and connect our community to create change. Check back throughout the month for updates.

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Follow us on Instagram for the latest updates: #SJSUIPDVAM @sjsugenec @sjsuwellness @sjsupride @sjsuconductcrew @sjsucaps @sjsu_survivoradvocate

2023 Event Schedule

Purple Tuesdays

Wear purple to show support and tell us why you are in solidarity about this issue. Post on social media and remember to use #sjsuipdvam and #sjsupurpletuesday

Fostering Healthy Relationships Workshop

October 2nd | 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Student Union Meeting Room 3A

This workshop serves to explore the concept of healthy relationships. We will be doing activities to understand not only the universal red and green flags of relationships, but personalizing what a healthy relationship looks like to you. We all have different lived experiences that shape the ways we interact in relationships, and deserve to honor what best suits our needs. Come ready to explore not only the healthy vs. unhealthy, but compatible vs. incompatible.

Resource Fair - Launch of Intimate Partner & Domestic Violence Awareness Month

October 5th | 11am - 1pm
7th Street Plaza, in front of the Student Wellness Center

Stop by to learn more about #SJSUIPDVAM programs happening throughout the month and connect with campus and community resources.

The 30th Annual Domestic Violence Conference

Friday, October 12 | 8:00 am - 4:30 pm

Join the County of Santa Clara Office of Gender-Based Violence Prevention for our first in-person conference in three years! We will be providing a delicious breakfast and lunch, engaging speakers, innovative workshops, and much more! Register today!

Light Up the Night Gala

October 14th | 6:00 pm
Villa Ragusa, Campbell

Join Next Door Solutions at our Light Up the Night Gala, to help us to raise awareness and support victims of domestic violence through relationships, fundraising, and caring for individuals and families.

To register for the gala visit the website.

Don’t Touch My Pumpkins

October 26th | 2pm - 5pm
The Wellness Lounge (SWC 101)

Let’s get our craft on! Get your own mini pumpkin to decorate during an informal conversation about costumes and consent. 

Gender Equity Center Ambassador Training

Every Monday from 3-4:30 pm
September 25 - October 23

  • September 25th - Consent 101 & 102
  • October 2nd - Fostering Healthy Relationships
  • October 9th - Challenging Sexual Violence Culture
  • October 16th - Reproductive Justice 101
  • October 23rd - Active Bystander Training

The Gender Equity Center Ambassador program provides in-depth training on the topics of gender equity and gender-based violence prevention, with the goal of creating a community of students at SJSU who have an interest in working together to end gender-based violence. This is a 5 part series that takes place on Mondays from 3:00PM-4:30PM. Students are welcome to attend as few or as many sessions as they would like.

Register and find more information here.


#SJSUIPDVAM is co-sponsored by: Gender Equity Center, PRIDE Center, Student Conduct and Ethical Development, Student Involvement, Survivor Advocacy Services, Title IX, Student Wellness Center