Denim Day | Sexual Assault Awareness Month
Show Support on Denim Day
Denim Day is Wednesday, April 28, 2021. OSU-Tulsa students, faculty and staff are encouraged to wear jeans and show your support.
If you plan to wear jeans, please obtain a support sticker at North Hall 103 (OSU-Tulsa Campus Life).
The Denim Day campaign began after a ruling by the Italian Supreme Court where a rape conviction was overturned because the justices felt that since the victim was wearing tight jeans she must have helped the person who raped her remove her jeans, thereby implying consent. The following day, the women in the Italian Parliament came to work wearing jeans in solidarity with the victim. Peace Over Violence developed the Denim Day campaign in response to this case and the activism surrounding it. Since then, wearing jeans on Denim Day has become a symbol of protest against erroneous and destructive attitudes about sexual harassment, abuse, assault and rape.
OSU takes acts of sexual harassment, which include sexual violence, extremely seriously and believes that 1 victim is 2 many. Please visit our Tulsa 1is2MANY page for more information on the university response, resources, and remedies to sexual violence.