Students who walk through the Student Union this month may see strings of t-shirts hanging in the atrium.

But this is no airing out of dirty laundry. Each of the shirts is an expression of emotion decorated by those affected by violence, and together, the shirts make up the Clothesline Project.

UCF Victim Services is hosting the Clothesline Project in honor of April’s National Sexual Assault Awareness Month.

The program gives survivors and others who have been impacted by violence toward women an opportunity to express their emotions through t-shirt designs. UCF also displays the Clothesline Project in October in honor of Domestic Violence Awareness Month.

Students, faculty, staff and members of the community can contribute to the Clothesline Project by stopping by the Student Union Patio from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m., any Market Wednesday throughout the end of April.

To learn more about UCF Victim Services, visit To speak with an advocate, call 407-823-1200.