Student Affairs Halloween Resources

Been getting many emails, tweets etc. with very valuable information regarding Halloween. Safety, Rape, Slut-Shaming, Racist Costumes. So I thought I would compile it all. I am not endorsing any particular item, just sharing everything that I’ve seen this week that could be used to help educate students. If you have other resources, please share them with me!

To start, we shared an app offering to enhance the buddy system.


Our Interpersonal Violence Prevention Office shared this today with their listserv as well as this video:

University of California-Berkeley Student-Driven Consent Campaign

Here’s the link to the Huffington Post article: “Cal Consent Campaign Posters Remind You Halloween Costumes Aren’t An Excuse To Be Rapey.”

Here’s Anthony Otero’s blog with some pictures to highlight racist costumes. Other resources from Anthony:

This poster: racisthalloween

We talked about this flowchart at our Dean of Students Staff Meeting yesterday:


This is one from Hampshire College:


From Ohio State University:

Ohio State has the STARS program (Students Teach Against Racism in Society) that put a couple of posters together that are just amazing. Check them all out.


CU-Boulder rolls out ‘We’re a culture, not a costume’ campaign for Halloween


Boston College:

Boston College Dress With Respect Campaign


RAINN’s Halloween Safety Tips: The nation’s largest anti-sexual violence organization gave a bunch of tips for a safe evening here.

General Articles about Colleges Dealing with Halloween:

Again, please let me know of other valuable resources and I’ll add them to this post! Email me!


Someone dressed like a Boston Marathon bombing victim.

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