Domestic Violence Awareness Month

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month banner graphic with purple ribbon and textured purple background

Join us this October in honor of Domestic Violence Awareness Month (DVAM), as we continue working toward ending dating and domestic violence. These conversations are imperative to creating and supporting a healthier and safer community for our students, and ourselves. In fact, more than half of people who have been physically abused, sexually abused, or stalked by a dating partner, first experienced abuse between the ages of 11 and 24.

We all have a role in creating safer and healthier communities. Join us in activities and events throughout the month to become involved in eliminating violence and abuse in our relationships, our homes and in our community!

Domestic Violence Awareness Month Events


Throughout October, we'll be celebrating various aspects of healthy relationships while developing strategies for more inclusive forms of violence prevention and survivor support. Stay tuned into our social media for updates on lectures, workshops, panels and more!

For more information or to get involved in Domestic Violence Awareness Month events, contact

Sponsors: Paid for by the Student Cultural Programming Fee and coordinated with support from the following units and organizations at Illinois: La Casa Cultural Latina, Gender and Sexuality Resource Center, OIIR-International Education, University Housing - Residential Inclusion and Leadership Mentors

Upcoming DVAM Events