Check out our remaining events for the 2015–2016 academic year!

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month 
April 1st, begins Sexual Assault Awareness Month when organizations across the country host events and programs to educate the public about sexual assault and provide outreach to survivors of sexual and interpersonal violence.
Although SAAM has only officially been recognized nationally since 2001, it is important for our UNH community to acknowledge that anti-rape initiatives have been on the UNH campus since 1978 when the now-SHARPP was formerly known as the Rape Task Force. Since 1978, we have undergone many transformations to become who we are today-- 6 full-time staff members, 1 AmeriCorps Victim Assistance Program advocate, 41 confidential advocates, and 47 community educators—and the 95 of us, want each and every one of you to join our growing team.
We cannot win this fight without you, and we invite you to stop into our office in Wolff House, or take a look at our website to learn more about sexual and interpersonal violence, how you can join our team to support survivors of interpersonal violence, and how you can join our team to end this public health epidemic.


  Stepping out to End Violence: Rally&Walk 2016

Thanks to all who attended this year! Check out the photos of the event here.

In honor of Sexual Assault Awareness Month,
SHARPP thanks the UNH Community for attending our 6th Annual Anti-Violence Rally & Walk.

Thursday, April 14 |The Great Lawn, 12:30 PM – 2:00 PM (rain location is the Whittemore Lobby)

This social awareness event aims at gathering students, faculty, staff and community members together to take a collective and powerful stance against all forms of violence on our campus. This event includes info tables, reading of UNH’s Community Proclamation Against Violence, a student call to action to end violence at UNH and a 20 minute walk around campus.

Sponsored by UNH SHARPP along with the following organizations and departments at UNH and the local community.

Waysmeet Center, Fraternity and Sorority Life, Center for International Education & Global Engagement, Center for Academic Resources & TRIO Students Support Services, Athletic Department, Student Life, Healthy UNH, Prevention Innovations Research Center, Residential Life, UNH Police Department, Office of First Year Programs, University Advising and Career Center, Women’s Studies Department, Social Work Department, The Discovery Program, Graduate Student Senate, The Counseling Center, United Asian Coalition, Panhellenic Council, Amnesty international, Stonewall Grads, Alpha Phi, UNH Hillel, Office of Multicultural Student Affairs, Durham Police Department, Office of Community, Equity, and Diversity, New Hampshire Violence Against Women Campus Consortium, Psychology Department, Health Services, Sigma Chi, Phi Mu Delta, The President’s Commission on the Status of Women, Chi Omega, Stop the Stigma, Kappa Delta, UNH VOX, Dunkin’ Donuts at UNH, Campus Recreation, The Student Senate, The College of Engineering and Physical Sciences, The President’s Commission on the status of LGBTQ+ People, The President’s Commission on the Status of People with Disabilities, UNH School of Law, College of Liberal Arts, Philosophy Department, Peace & Justice League, UNH Housing Department, The Memorial Union Building and Student Activities, The College of Health and Human Services, Military and Veteran Student Services, Affirmative Action & Equity Office, The Cat Pack, Tau Kappa Epsilon, Theta Chi, UNH MOSIACO, The Graduate School, The President’s Commission on the Status of People of Color, UNH ROTC, The President’s Office, Alpha Xi Delta, The Campus Activities Board, Sigma Alpha, The Office of Community Service & Learning, Navitas International Pathway

 Learn more about the history of the campaign here!

UNH White Ribbon Ambassador

UNH Men are Part of the Solution!

Last year hundreds of men took the pledge, and we are proud of the efforts made by so many individuals on our campus. This year a new effort is to have people on campus let us know who is doing great work to help end sexual violence on this campus. These men will be called out as our UNH White Ribbon Campaign Ambassadors! We are highlighting five outstanding men throughout Sexual Assault Awareness Month (April).

History of the White Ribbon Campaign

In 1989, a gunman killed 14 women students at the University of Montreal and then turned the gun on himself. His suicide note claimed his reason behind the act was because he blamed feminists for his failures in life. In 1991, Canadian male activists started the White Ribbon Campaign in opposition to violence against women and gender inequality and in remembrance of the massacre.

Find out more here!


UNH SHARPP presents 1BlueString at the Freedom Cafe

Please join us at the Freedom Cafe on the following Wednesdays at 7pm, 5/4, 5/11

SHARPP has partnered with The Freedom Café to present the 1BlueString Campaign to help raise awareness
and that asks guitarists to replace 1 of their 6 strings with a blue string to symbolize the 1 in 6 men who have survived childhood sexual abuse.

The Freedom Cafe of Durham is a non-profit specialty café dedicated to ending human trafficking and the commercial exploitation of all people. The café provides a collaborative space that invites the local community to take ownership and action toward a slave-free world. Perform for Freedom is a weekly music and education event. The Freedom Café opens the night with a scheduled performer, offers an educational window on human trafficking followed by open mic performances.

Music moves us... music unites us... music changes lives and sometimes, music changes the world.

Learn more about the campaign here.