What is SaintsCare?
The Marymount University SaintsCare Committee is a group of students, staff, and faculty charged with the responsibility of coordinating efforts to promote healthy relationships and to increase education and awareness around interpersonal and sexual misconduct. The committee includes representatives from areas across campus including Athletics, Student Conduct and Academic Integrity, Campus Safety, the Student Health Center, Leadership Development, Campus Ministry, the Counseling Center, Campus and Residential Services, and members of the student body. The presence of this committee promotes collaboration, education, and allows for open dialogue, social change, and leadership development.
Future SaintsCare Events
April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month
Sexual Assualt Awareness Month is recognized on campus every April with events designed to start conversations about sexual assault. Members of the community are encouraged to share their participation and support using #SaintsSpeakUp
on social media.
View photos of Marymount's Sexual Assault Awareness Week 2016 and Take Back the Night 2017.
The Red Flag Campaign
The Red Flag Campaign is one of two visual displays utilized by the SaintsCare committee during Sexual Assault Awareness Month. One small red flag is placed on the Ireton Lawn to represent a student that will be sexually assaulted during their time in college, according to the national statistics.
The Clothesline Project
The Clothesline Project is a world-wide program that brings awareness to victims of violence and sexual assault. Members of the campus community are invited to decorate t-shirts with words of support, encouragement, or emotional testimonials. The shirts are then hung around campus as a visual reminder of the longterm effects of sexual assault and violence.
Take Back the Night
TBTN provides an opportunity for students, faculty, and members of the community to gather together to speak out against sexual violence and also to celebrate the strength of survivors in an attempt to change rape culture. The overall message of the event is to maintain hope and celebrate the strength of survivors. The event begins with an empowering march across campus follow by a speak out at Berg Lounge.
This self-defense workshop allows students learn different ways that they can physically defend themselves if they were ever in a dangerous situation. The class uses the Krav Maga defense technique to equip students with protection skills and self-confidence.
Other Events Sponsored by SaintsCare
- Interactive Educational Speakers
- Fear 2 Freedom
- International Women's Day
- Campus Dialogues
- Film Screenings