The Inter-Residence Council (IRC) and SPARKS held an educational trivia night Thursday at Elon University about sexual awareness. Instead of IRC’s normal bingo nights, it decided to participate in Sexual Assault Awareness month by informing students about sexual health through trivia questions and prizes.
Sophomore Julia Elleman and freshman Joseph Keller were excited to host this event with their organization SPARKS and explained why SPARKS proposed it be held.
“We’re mainly just trying to spread awareness regarding sexual assault," Keller said. “There are too many kids who don’t know about sexual assault and their sexual well-being.”
The trivia lasted five rounds. After each round the team of students with the most correct answers received prizes, including t-shirts, couples' gift baskets and $80 worth of gift cards. Each round had a specific theme, ranging from sexual assault and education resources on campus to facts about sexual acts, reproductive organs and names of sexy-themed songs.
Though this IRC-sponsored event had much lower attendance than its more well-known Thursday night festivities, the 20 or 30 students who participated were active and attentive during each round.
The last event at Elon that will commemorate Sexual Assault Awareness month will be World Denim Day on Wednesday, April 27, in which members of the Elon community are invited to wear jeans in support of a national campaign for survivors and victims of sexual assault.