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S.A.F.E.

S.A.F.E. Initiatives

Our Mission

The S.A.F.E. (Sexual Assault and Abuse Free Environment) initiatives educate the ODU community on issues of sexual and interpersonal violence, provides advocacy and support for survivors, and empowers everyone on campus to recognize and prevent assault and abuse before it happens.



Programs & Resources


Signature Events:


October - Domestic & Relationship Violence Awareness Month (DVAM)

  • Love Your Body Week
  • Red Flag Campaign
  • Campus Conversations: Love Shouldn't Hurt
  • Fear 2 Freedom (F2F)

January - Stalking Awareness Month Programming

  • Campus Safety and Violence Prevention Awareness Month

    • We Keep Us S.A.F.E.

April - Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM)

  • Denim Day

    • Teal Table Talk

    • Take Back the Night (TBTN)

    • Clothesline Project

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    Presidential Inauguration

    ODU commemorated the inauguration of President Brian O. Hemphill, Ph.D., during Homecoming Weekend 2022. Relive the historic weekend.

    Fall Open House

    It's time to fall in love with ODU! Join us for our last Open House event of the semester on Saturday, November 19.

    Commencement 2022

    Visit the Commencement Office for information on event times, caps & gowns, tickets and more!