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The Respect Program

The Respect Program is Emory's central hub for sexual and relationship violence prevention programs, as well as efforts to create a more survivor supportive campus community.

If you are seeking support or someone to talk to, you can reach the Respect Advocate Wanda Swan at 404.727.1514 or For further resources and information, please check out the side panel on the left.

Emory Denim Day TOMORROW!

While you can participate without ever setting foot on campus (just send us a photo wearing denim!), we will be tabling at MULTIPLE LOCATIONS on Wednesday, April 20th. Here's the schedule:

8:30am - 3:00pm Rollins Café Located in the Grace Crum Rollins (GCR) Building
8:30am - 2:30pm Goizueta Highland Bakery Located in the Goizueta Foundation Center
12:00pm - 2:30pm

Asbury Circle for
Wonderful Wednesday

Located Outside between the Dobbs University Center & Cox Hall (ish)
12:00pm - 4:00pm Medical Education Building On the 2nd floor near the admissions office and student lounge
2:30pm - 5:00pm Starbucks (by the Bookstore) Located in the Oxford Road Building
2:30pm - 5:00pm Rudolph Courtyard Located between Canon Chapel, Candler School, and Canon Chapel

Scroll down for more info!

Emory Denim Day Logo 2016 Learn about Emory Denim Day in a comic book!
DD16 Comic Book
(read it digitally)
(print it out)

At Emory, we honour National Denim Day a week earlier than other folks (b/c final exams start on the national denim day). So on April 20th, we encourage everyone to wear jeans and denim to stand in solidarity against victim-blaming and in support of survivors of sexual violence. But wait, there's more! Emory SGA has pledged to donate $1 for every picture we receive of people participating in #EmoryDenimDay. So don't forget to take a picture on the 20th and either send it to us ( or tag us on social media when you share it (Twitter: @RespectWell or Instagram: @Respect_Program). And don't forget to use #EmoryDenimDay!

Join the Facebook event and see everyone's awesome denim pictures on the 20th!

The day originates from a 1992 case in Italy when a court overturned a rapists' conviction after deciding the victim's jeans were too tight to be taken off without help. Finally in 2008 the Italian Supreme Court reinstated the conviction, but Denim Day has continued as a day of action to remind all of us that victim-blaming is still a huge problem across the world and can happen anywhere, even in a court!

You can download printable materials right from here to share with your friends, co-workers, and everyone, or contact to request buttons, stickers, or other print outs. Here are a few things you could do:

  1. Change your cover photo or  profile picture on Facebook.
  2. Print out a few of the "How To" Posters and Simple Banners for your residence hall/office/classrooms.
  3. Distribute the "Why Wear Denim?" Fact Sheet at your team/staff/unit meeting the week of Emory Denim Day. Put it on the agenda and discuss it, maybe even watch this video from last year's Denim Day 2015 to educate yourselves a bit more about the issue of sexual violence.
  4. On April 20th, take an awesome group photo with your friends/coworkers/hallmates using one of the Group Sign printouts below. Send it to the Respect Program!

"How To" Poster
(pdf) (png)DD16 Flyer

Simple Banner
DD16 Banner1
Signs To Take Pics With
(pdf) (docx)DD16 Individual Photo Signs

"Why Wear Denim?" Fact Sheet
Ask Me (Answered)

Profile Pic
Ask Me Why I'm Wearing Denim

Cover Photo
DD16 Cover Photo

If you get a group of friends together, maybe pose with some of these!

Group Sign 1Group Sign 1 Group Sign 2Group Sign 2
Group Sign 3
Group Sign 3

Stay Involved After Graduation!

Please consider adding your non-Emory email address to the Respect Program Alumni Network (RPAN) email list. This is NOT a weekly/monthly newsletter. You will receive only 4-5 emails PER YEAR. Join now and help keep the movement going to end sexual violence at Emory:
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