Important Awareness Dates

Wear Red Day (February 5): National Wear Red Day® promotes the Red Dress® symbol and provides an opportunity for everyone to unite in The Heart Truth's® life-saving awareness-to-action movement by putting on a favorite red dress, red shirt or red tie. 

Sexual Assault Awareness Month (April): As outlined by the National Sexual Violence Resource Center (NSVRC), the goal of SAAM is to raise public awareness about sexual violence and to educate communities on how to prevent it. 

National Alcohol Screening Day (April 6): As explained by Mental Health, Inc., National Alcohol Screening Day is an outreach, education, and screening initiative that raises awareness about harmful and dependent drinking behaviors and connects individuals who are at risk with treatment options. 

Wear Blue Day (June 17): Created by Men's Health Network, Wear Blue Day raises awareness and money for education about men's need to seek regular checkups, testicular cancer education, prostate cancer education and/or information on health issues that affect men.  Men live sicker and die younger.

National Suicide Prevention Week (September 5-9): This week stresses the importance of talking about mental health and suicide. Phi Kappa Psi is an official partner of Take 5 to Save Lives, which offers five tips to help yourself or someone else deal with the dangers of suicide. 

World Suicide Prevention Day (September 10): Suicide Prevention Week culminates with World Suicide Prevention Day. We ask each chapter to host a candlelight ceremony on their campus recognizing the stigma behind suicide. 

National Hazing Prevention Week (September 19-23): Led by hazingprevention.org, this week is an opportunity for campuses, schools, communities, organizations and individuals to raise awareness about the problem of hazing, education others about hazing, and promote the prevention of hazing.

World AIDS Day (December 1): This is an opportunity for people worldwide to unite in the fight against HIV, show their support for people living with HIV and to commemorate people who have died.

If you have any questions about the ELEVATE program, please contact Director of Health & Wellness, Andrea Kleekamp.