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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 student organizations wearing purple and tag @RUVPVA on Instagram
  • Use hashtag #RUTTCP22 while participating throughout the month
  • Share TTCP events on your social media accounts


1 | New Brunswick DV Awareness Coalition Presents:

The 20th Annual March & Rally Against Domestic Violence

10:00am – 2:00pm, 112 Paterson St., New Brunswick, NJ


4 | SCREAM Purple Pumpkin Patch

6:00pm, Outside of VPVA


6 | Purple Thursday! Wear Purple every Thursday in October!

Graduate Student Association and Partners Present:
Day of Action for Reproductive Justice

2:00pm – 6:00pm, Outside of the College Ave Student Center

Chalk the Block!

11:00am – 2:00pm, Livingston Student Center

SCREAM Performance on Family Violence

6:00pm, Location TBD


12 | VPVA & Office of Disability Services Presents:

Disability & Language Justice | Interactive Workshop

2:00pm – 4:00pm, College Ave Student Center 411


13 | Survivor Candlelight Vigil

7:30pm, Bishop Beach


18 | SCREAM Performance on Dating Violence

2:00pm, Location TBD


19 | VPVA Student Coalition with Women Aware

7:30pm, Frelinghuysen Hall B3


21 | SCREAM Tie Dye Party

2:00pm, Outside of VPVA


27 | Smash the Pumpkin/Patriarchy Party

7:00pm – 8:00pm, Outside of VPVA


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