Denim Day

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Support UW student survivors today with a donation to the Survivor Emergency Fund! 

April 26 is Denim Day, an international day to support those who have been sexually assaulted and to bring awareness to the issue. 

What is Denim Day? 

Denim Day is an internationally recognized movement to bring awareness that there is no excuse and never an invitation to sexually assault someone. 

Each April, UW participates by 

  • Encouraging the community to wear denim on Denim Day and post on social media that #cowboysweardenim, to show that violence is not tolerated and everyone is expected to do their part in preventing it!  
  • Raising funds for the student Survivor Emergency Fund.
  • Educating the community through the annual Green Dot Day of Action—which is focused on bystander intervention education. Events take place throughout the Union and campus green spaces.

What is the Survivor Emergency Fund? 

We fundraise for the Survivor Emergency Fund each April on Denim Day and each fall on UW Giving Day. At the University of Wyoming, we recognize that sexual assault, relationship violence, and stalking can lead to elevated medical and counseling costs, legal fees, and other financial barriers that a survivor faces. The Survivor Emergency Fund was created to help survivors address these barriers and remain in school.

These campaigns support an emergency fund available to enrolled undergraduate student survivors of sexual assault, relationship violence, and stalking. The funds help student survivors stay at UW while on their path toward graduation. 

Please consider making a donation to support UW students and their wellness, their success, and their voice

Click here to learn more about Denim Day! 

Quotes from Survivors who received support from the Emergency Fund:    

  • "Receiving these funds helps me to feel safe. These funds will be used to create a more safe environment and lessen my anxieties about an encounter with an individual who has caused me harm. This is so important for my ability to thrive and feel better—just being able to live a normal stress-free life." 
  • "I am so grateful to have financial aid available for my personal safety.  I used the funds to purchase a ring doorbell.  Knowing that I am safer in my home frees up my emotional energy so that I can better focus on my studies.  I am thankful to have assistance in maintaining my well-being—my personal and my academic well-being." 

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