As April marks Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM), many colleges and universities highlight the issues of sexual assault on campus by organizing events to continue to bring about awareness of sexual assault.  Walk A Mile In Her Shoes, originally created by Frank Baird, a volunteer rape crisis advocate at California State University, Northridge’s affiliated rape crisis center –Valley Trauma Center (VTC) , is a 10 year event in which men literally walk a mile in women’s shoes showing solidarity and standing up against violence against women.
The University of Northern Iowa’s “Walk A Mile In Her Shoes” event is one of several events held on campuses around the nation recognizing and supporting violence against women.  Fraternities, sororities and the general campus population contributed to the event and supported awareness on violence against women. Northern Iowa is no stranger to proactively working on violence against women on campus.  UNI has been addressing the issues for several years with great programs including “Student Success” and UNI’s Violence Intervention Services.   Click here for more information.