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SigEp seeSAAWs for sexual assault awareness

JACOB MADDEN, News Editor

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On Monday, April 9, at 12 p.m., Sigma Phi Epsilon kicked off their annual Sexual Assault Awareness Week (SAAW) with the traditional 24-hour seesaw.

According to the Givebutter fundraising page for the event, SAAW began in 2013 as a project when “a group of brothers decided to stand up and fight against negative stereotypes surrounding fraternity men.”

The seesaw went through the night until noon on Tuesday.

“I’ve known about the SeeSAAW all four [years] of college, it’s a very visible event,” said Danielle Massey, a senior economics and management double major. “People tend to think that the purpose of the SeeSAAW is to provide an avenue for a serious and pertinent topic to be discussed. It would be hard to have a conversation on sexual assault at such a lighthearted event. However, framing it as that does a disservice to its purpose and the rest of their week. SigEp makes an effort to put on those events centered around conversations.”

SAAW also featured a survivor’s panel on Tuesday and a barbecue dinner featuring Starbeck’s Steakhouse at the Wesley Foundation.

The week will finish with Mentors in Violence Prevention training tonight from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the University Room in Maucker Union and the annual Car Smash outside the Union on Friday from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

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