Clothesline Project


Payton Gates
Sorority & Fraternity Life Coordinator 

Annually Center for Student Involvement, Sorority and Fraternity Life hosts the Clothesline Project with hopes to raise sexual assault awareness across the UC Davis community. The Clothesline Project provides evidence that incest, domestic violence, and sexual violence exists in our communities. It is a visual reminder of statistics that we often ignore. It gives a voice to those who have been forcibly silenced. Hopefully, it stirs us to action. A public must be informed about violence in order to act to prevent it. Information on how to recognize and prevent violence, reach out to survivors and make a difference in the community is provided at each display of the project. Most importantly, this project provides survivors with a venue to courageously break the silence and make us aware. This Clothesline Project is a tribute to them.