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Sexual Assault

Women and Men Take Back the Night

This annual march against sexual violence has been co-sponsored by Loyola University New Orleans and Tulane University since 1990. The purpose of the march is to heighten awareness of sexual violence in our community and to empower survivors. The emotionally powerful evening begins with speakers who share their personal stories of rape, assault or domestic violence, and their journeys to healing and hope. The candlelit march proceeds from Loyola to Tulane, where others have the opportunity to speak out against sexual violence. This university-wide event is coordinated through the University Counseling Center. Contact Erin Shapiro, LPC at, for more information about this year's march or if you would like to volunteer to assist with coordinating this event.

Sexual Assault Survivors Support Group

A space to connect, reflect, and heal. This groups meets on Tuesdays, from 12:30-1:30. To join contact Erin Shapiro, LPC or Gil Lerma, LPC.

Links & Resources

Not Alone
Information for students, schools, and anyone interested in finding resources on how to respond to and prevent sexual assault on college and university campuses and in our schools. Click explore to find a crisis service, learn more about your rights and how to file a complaint, and view a map of resolved school-level enforcement activities.

Stop Sexual Assault
This site was started by a college student and sexual assault survivor. It provides resources and education targeted specifically for college students. 

The Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network is the nation's largest anti-sexual assault organization. RAINN operates the National Sexual Assault Hotline and carries out programs to prevent sexual assault, help victims and ensure that rapists are brought to justice.

CALCASA works closely with rape crisis centers, government agencies, campuses, institutions, lawmakers, the criminal justice system, medical personnel, community-based organizations and business leaders providing a central resource for improving society's response to sexual violence by supplying knowledge and expertise on a wide range of issues.

The Metropolitan Center for Women and Children (MCWC) operates two programs: Metropolitan Battered Women's Program and SARA Center (Sexual Assault Recovery Assistance). The YWCA Rape Crisis Program can be reached at the following numbers, (504) 483-8888 and (504) 837-5400.