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Turn the Campus Purple (TTCP) is a month-long awareness campaign that takes place in October across all Rutgers campuses as a part of National Domestic Violence Awareness Month. TTCP is a way to connect the university community, including survivors, advocates, students, organizations, faculty, staff and university leadership to raise awareness and support efforts to end all forms of domestic violence.

In addition to taking part in the events listed below, we encourage everyone to get involved and spread the word by:

Transforming Your Space

  • Decorate your room, office or building in purple for the month of October
  • Wear purple and encourage others to do the same

Transforming Your Social Media

  • Post photos of individuals, groups, and studentorganizations wearing purple and tag @RUVPVA on Instagram
  • Use hashtag #RUTTCP21 while participating throughout the month
  • Share TTCP events on your social media accounts


Monday, October 11

SCREAM Theater Live Virtual Performance

Join the performance here: https://rutgers.zoom.us/j/94929273070?pwd=azJQK1BSNDg2dWZZVEJEY3NBcWNqUT09

Wednesday, October 13

Put on Your Purple All Day

Wear your purple and show your support! Tag us on Instagram:@RUVPVA


End Sexual Violence Virtual Townhall:
Rescheduled to Wednesday, October 27

Thursday, October 14

The Honors College Presents: Songs for Survivors

This is a coffeehouse style event to show support to survivors and to explore the theme of art as a healing tool. All are welcome

Honors College Rodkin Family Courtyard

Saturday, October 23

New Brunswick Domestic Violence Awareness Coalition Presents:
The Annual March & Rally Against Domestic Violence

Monument Square Park
323 George Street, New Brunswick

Wednesday, October 27

End Sexual Violence Virtual Townhall NEW DATE AND TIME

Every year, we recognize October as Domestic Violence Awareness Month. We know that this issue impacts the Rutgers community significantly. Over half (52%) of undergraduate students will experience one form of dating/domestic violence during their time at Rutgers according to the 2018 #iSPEAK Campus Climate Survey. Come learn what Rutgers is doing to address this issue and bring any questions or suggestions as we continue to work to support survivors in our community.

Register for townhall here

Please note: In order to register, you must have a university Zoom account and register for the event using your university Zoom login: netid@rutgers.edu
Click here to learn how to create your university Zoom account.

Healing Space will follow the event. Registration link coming soon

Friday, October 29

Survivor Candlelight Vigil

This vigil will be to honor those who have experienced violence.

College Avenue Campus, Location TBD


Show your support and participate in Turn the Campus Purple by downloading one of our virtual backgrounds, profile images, or cover images.

Background Images

Turn the Campus Purple Zoom Background image with End Sexual Violence X graphic
Turn the Campus Purple Zoom Background image with I Support I Prevent I Speak graphic

Profile Images

Turn the Campus Purple Profile photo with End Sexual Violence X and RUTTCP21 hashtag
I Support I Prevent I Speak Graphic Profile photo

Social Media Cover Photo

Turn the Campus Purple Facebook Cover Photo