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Don’t Let Fear Win

This article is written by a student writer from the Her Campus at Emmanuel chapter.

Within the past couple of days, I have seen and heard many people express fear. Close friends, acquaintances, and others who I would normally look up to. It is important to keep supporting what you have always believed in. Don’t be scared. Not all hope is lost, and we, the people, still have a voice. If you are feeling scared or overwhelmed by the outcome of this election, there are some things you can do. Reach out to others and know your recourses. Continue to be proud, to stand up for what you believe in. Be an advocate.

It’s On Us

It’s On Us is a campaign to stop sexual assault. Sexual assault is not simply a crime committed by a perpetrator, but a societal problem in which all of us have a role to play. It’s all on us: raising awareness, holding ourselves and others accountable, and looking out for others when they are unable to look out for themselves.

If you haven’t already, go to itsonus.org for more information, as well as to take the pledge.

Get Involved

Whether you identify with a certain group, or want to support them, find groups on- and off-campus to participate in. Advocating for what you believe in will help create bonds between you and others with common interests and passions, as well as create support systems.

Some relevant Emmanuel College organizations include:

  • Survivors in Solidarity
  • Sister for Sister
  • Gender Equality Club
  • Black Student Union
  • OUTspoken
  • Muslim Student Association
  • Mission and Ministry


If you need someone to talk to, here are some resources you should know.

Safe-spaces are in support of the LGBTQ+ community. If you need someone to talk to, or a place to feel safe, seek out safe-spaces on campus. Many college campuses offer safe-space training. At Emmanuel, you can recognize who is safe-space trained via a black sticker with a rainbow stripe that says EC Safe Space. Safe-space training is meant to create allies for members of the community, and provide a trustworthy person to turn to. Several faculty and staff members, as well as students on Emmanuel’s campus are trained, including Resident Assistants, Resident Directors, and professors. Find your safe-spaces.


  • National Sexual Assault Hotline: 1-800-656-HOPE
  • Trevor Project: (866)- 488-7386
  • Trans Lifeline: (877)-565-8860
  • National Suicide Prevention Hotline: 1-800-273-8255
  • Crisis Text Line: Text TWT to 741-741

Donate or Volunteer

If you are looking for an outlet, many organizations, especially nonprofits, could use your help. Volunteering your time or donating helps to raise awareness about the important issues that affect our lives. Here are some organizations to consider donating to or volunteering for.

Sammy is a senior at Emmanuel College, majoring in English: Communications & Media Studies with a minor in Music-Theater. She discovered Her Campus through College Fashion Week: Boston, and has since re-launched Emmanuel's chapter and become a National Intern. On campus, Sammy gives weekly tours as an Admissions Ambassador, is a member of the Honors Program and stars in an as many theatrical productions as possible. She was also an Orientation Leader for the Class of 2019. Outside of school, she works as a sales associate at Charlotte Russe and manages a personal style blog called Backyard Beauty. An obsessive organizer, social media addict and fashion maven, Sammy dreams of living a lavish life as a magazine contributor in New York City after graduation. Follow her on Twitter @sammysays19 and Instagram @backyardbeautyxo or visit backyardbeautyxo.tumblr.com/.