it's on us
Spearheaded by Obama and Biden, the It’s On Us campaign is now in its third year, having been supported by such notable figures as Lady Gaga, Connie Britton, Adam Devine, Jon Hamm, Kerry Washington, Nina Dobrev, and Viola Davis. The first two years of the IT’S ON US campaign were extremely successful in generating awareness around sexual assault on college campuses - with 324,000 online pledges and 1,300 student run events across 360 college campuses. However, there’s still work to do to end sexual assault on college campuses. As such, the third year of the IT’S ON US campaign has been focused on action - encouraging students to go beyond taking the IT’S ON US pledge by stepping up and intervening, because WE CAN.
My first days at the University of Missouri were, in some ways, the perfect picture of the American college experience. They
Stats show that 1 in 5 women and 1 in 16 men are sexually assaulted on college campuses. Moreover, 8 in 10 survivors know
If you were angered by the Brock Turner case, by how his father dismissed his actions, then I encourage you to hold on to that anger. Think about the anger you felt over Brock Turner if someone you know is accused of rape.
"While the justice system has spoken in your particular case, the nation is not satisfied."
What does it say about our society that Scott Cross needed extraordinary courage to speak at the sentencing hearing of his high school wrestling coach, Dennis Hastert? Do we want to live in a world in which crime victims do not feel comfortable sharing their stories?
Too many women and men are getting hurt on our campuses, and too much of our culture still accepts this reality as inevitable. There are incredible advocates on every campus in this country and It's On Us seeks to connect us - and in so many ways, this effort is succeeding.
Matt McGorry will join the vice president at a Pittsburgh event.
"Don't go to work. Maybe don't leave the house."
Students are making covers to spread awareness about sexual assault, and they are hauntingly good.
For good reason.
In honor of National Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month, It's On Us and the White House Task Force to Protect Students from Sexual Assault will host a Champions of Change event to honor outstanding leaders in the movement to end sexual violence in schools -- and we need to hear from you.
Hundreds of colleges are using a sexual assault prevention program that doesn't even require people to use the word "rape."