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2018 Go Teal for SAAM Decorating Contest

This contest is open to all Syracuse University Offices, Departments and organizations with space on campus. Offices are asked to decorate their spaces teal to help raise awareness for sexual violence. Additionally, residence halls are encouraged to have their residents decorate their doors in the dorms and run their own building or floor contests. 

Registration: Please register your office by Monday April 16th at midnight at the following registration link – https://goo.gl/forms/uSBQJf1dT4Kn5ryp2 

Information and Statistics: Please only use information from reputable sources, it is important to share accurate and current information while raising awareness! Some example of resources to use are the Syracuse University SRV Resource GuideRAINN, Vera House Inc., and the CDC. If you have any questions please reach out to Michelle Goode at mlgoode@syr.edu.

Judging: Judging will take place by a panel of student volunteers from Monday April 16th to Thursday April 26th. Decisions will be announced Friday April 27th at noon and highlighted on the Be Well SU social media pages! 

Why Teal?: Teal signifies awareness of sexual violence. April is Sexual Violence Awareness Month and the Office of Health Promotion and other groups will be promoting and holding events on campus throughout the month to bring more awareness to the issue. The Officce of Health Promotion would like to encourage prosocial bystander is important when it comes to sexual violence and that bystanders play a powerful role in keeping our campus community a safer space. Statistically speaking 1 in 5 women and 1 in 16 men will be sexually assaulted by the time they graduate college and people of marginalized identity groups are impacted by sexual violence at greater rates such as women of color, trans or non-binary people, people with disabilities, immigrants, refugees and more.  Sexual violence is a prevalent and important issue to be discussing on a college campus, by decorating spaces teal we can show our support to those whom are impacted by sexual violence or other forms of interpersonal violence.

Awards: All winners will be featured on the Office of Health Promotion website and have the opportunity to have a brief bio of the staff and why they participated in this contest

  • Grand Prize Best Decorated 
  • Most Creatively Decorations Space
  • Most Purple Space
  • Most Interactive Space
  • Most Eye Catching 
  • Most Liked Space -Facebook : In order to qualify for this award please post a photo of your space using the hashtags #ItsOnUsSU #SUgoesTEAL . The image with the most social media likes on facebook by 11AM on Friday April 27th will win this award!
  • Most Liked Space -Instagram : In order to qualify for this award please post a photo of your space using the hashtags #ItsOnUsSU #SUgoesTEAL . The image with the most social media likes on instagram by 11AM on Friday April 27th will win this award!
  • Most Liked Space -Twitter : In order to qualify for this award please post a photo of your space using the hashtags #ItsOnUsSU #SUgoesTEAL . The image with the most social media likes on twitter by 11AM on Friday April 27th will win this award! 

Register Your Office Here