The Handprint Project held last year by the Fresno State Women’s Resource Center as part of Sexual Assault Awareness Month was named the “stand-out program sponsored by a college or university women’s/gender equity center” by the National Women’s Studies Association.

The project was honored on the association’s Women’s Centers Committee blog.

Fresno State held the event for the first time during the 2014 national observance that is designed to raise public awareness about sexual violence and to educate communities on how to prevent it. It is planned again April 7 on campus.

The Handprint Project includes campus clubs, organizations and offices hosting tables in the Peace Garden where students can pledge not to commit or condone sexual violence by placing their handprints on the group’s banner. Everyone who pledges receives a card with on and off-campus resources.

Fresno State clubs, organizations or departments that would like to participate in this year’s Handprint Project can call the Women’s Resource Center to reserve spots. Prizes will be awarded to the group that collects the most handprints.

For more information, contact Jessica Adams, coordinator of the Fresno State Women’s Resource Center, at 559.278.4435 or

(University Communications news assistants Akyia Westley contributed to this report.)

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