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Volunteers needed Oct. 5 to support a Domestic Violence Awareness Month event 


October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month and a dozen volunteers are needed to assist with the Oct. 5 kick-off event at Cooper Library. 

Volunteers communicate to students that they are an ally and a safe place for them if they ever needed support and/or resources, and while the volunteer is not required to be an expert in the subject, experts will be on hand to assist.  

How to Volunteer for Oct. 5: 

  • Two volunteers are needed for each 30-minute slot between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. 
  • Volunteers manage the station, interact with visitors at the table, and guide them to paint their ring fingernails. 
  • An email with additional information will be sent to all volunteers leading up to the event. 
  • Volunteer HERE
  • Contact Bat’sé Smart (bekanem@clemson.edu) or Lauren Parker (lmatran@clemson.edu) should you have questions. 

Domestic Violence Awareness Month Events 

Tabling: Nail Painting Stations  

October 5, Cooper Library from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.  

October 13, North Green Walkway from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. 

In a nod to the national DV Campaign #PutANailInIt, tables will be set up with purple nail polish where students, faculty, staff and visitors can stop by to paint their ring fingernails to raise awareness and show support for DV survivors and learn more about domestic violence, including resources available to survivors.  

Self-Defense Classes 

October 6, Hendrix Meeting Room B from 5-7 p.m. 

October 24, Hendrix Meeting Room A from 5-7 p.m. 

Interpersonal Violence Response (IVR) and Clemson University Police Department (CUPD) are collaboratively offering two self-defense class sessions to members of the university community to commemorate Domestic Violence Awareness Month (DVAM). Participants will have the opportunity to learn more about signs to look out for, safety tips and physical ways to defend themselves.