Changing the culture that leads to domestic violence.

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Collaboration, Campus Events Raise Awareness

Last fall, the Domestic Violence Network, in partnership with Butler University and IUPUI formed the Higher Ed Impact Team with a goal to share best practices for how to respond to and prevent violence on university campuses. The group quickly grew to include almost all universities in the Marion County area and the Centers of Hope and Legacy House community partners.

To raise awareness during Sexual Assault Awareness Month in April, the group participated in the clothesline project and ROCCATHON sponsored by Legacy House, hosted information booths at campus centers and promoted the Domestic Violence Network’s inaugural panel discussion on sexual assault.

Events to Raise Awareness
The Higher Ed Impact Team is working on similar events for Domestic Violence Awareness Month in October, and encourages students to attend these events:

  • October 5 – Domestic Violence Networks’ 25th Annual Commemoration at Butler University, a ceremony to honor those who have lost their lives due to violence.
  • October 10 Hoops and Heroes, a basketball game played by members of IMPD and IFD a  by The Julian Center  
  • October 22– Purple Thursday. Wear purple to show your support!
  • Panel discussions moderated by the Domestic Violence Network and hosted by Butler University (October 22) , IUPUI (October 5) and the University of Indianapolis (October 28). Check for times and locations


These are just a few of the events the Higher Ed Impact Team is facilitating. Please join us!