What is the Clothesline Project?

The Clothesline Project is a visual display of shirts created by individuals impacted by sexual violence, relationship violence, stalking, or other forms of interpersonal violence—allowing them to share their experiences with others in our campus community. The Clothesline Project has been a tradition at Syracuse University for more than 10 years, and the shirts pictured in the online gallery below have been collected throughout this time.

Please note: the shirts can be triggering for individuals. We would like to remind people to take care of themselves. If you would like to speak with a confidential resource, the following resources are available:

Shirts will be added to the online gallery throughout the year. If you are interested in contributing to the project:

  • In-person contribution: Completed shirts may be dropped-off at the Barnes Center at The Arch Health Promotion front desk. Shirts, fabric markers and paint are available for University community members to pick up, while supplies last. Please return unused supplies when submitting the completed shirt.
  • Virtual contribution: To participate, complete the Clothesline Project Form and the Take Back the Night Planning Committee will make a shirt on your behalf.