Syracuse UniversityOffice of Health Promotion


Domestic Violence Awareness Month

This month-long initiative will be raising awareness of relationship violence. Together we can make a difference to the Syracuse University community members that are affected by domestic or relationship violence. Statistically speaking 1 in 3 women and 1 in 4 men have been physically abused by an intimate partner1, and this does not even account for verbal and emotional abuse in relationships. Relationship violence is most common in among women between the ages of 18 and 241 and nearly half, 43% of dating college women will experience violent and abusive dating behaviors.2 Events will take place in partnership with student organizations and The Office of Health Promotion Peer Educators Encouraging Healthy Relationships & Sexuality (PEEHRS).

Event Schedule:

SU Shines a Light on Domestic Violence
All October
The Hall of Languages will remain lit purple each night in October

Pornography: Normalizing the Relationship Between Violence & Sex
Tuesday October 4 | 7:00pm
Stolkin Auditorium

Go Purple: Walk, Run, or Roll
Friday October 7 | 6:00pm
Registration in the Quad

Go Purple: It's On Us Week of Action Office Decorating Contest
Monday October 9 - Friday October 14 | Results released Friday October 14 at 12:00pm
For more information. Open to all campus offices: register here

Clothesline Project
Monday October 17 - Sunday October 23 | All Day
Panasci Lounge

Hands Against Violence Tabling
Monday October 17 and Tuesday October 18 | 10:00am - 2:00pm
Schine Student Center Atrium

Go Purple Day
Thursday October 20 | All Day
Wear purple today for this state-wide initiative

Empow(her) Hosted by Main Squeeze and The Mandarins
Friday October 21 | 8:00pm 
Schine Underground
Tickets free at Schine Box Office


  1. NCADV. (2015). Domestic violence national statistics. Retrieved from
  2. Fifth & Pacific Companies, Inc. (Formerly: Liz Claiborne, Inc.), Conducted by Knowledge Networks, (December 2010). "College Dating Violence and Abuse Poll," Available at: