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It’s On Us, USFSP

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“Remember: It’s on you, it’s on me, it’s on us, it’s on USFSP,” said David Thompson, via USFSP Student Government’s Facebook page.

The National Sexual Violence Resource Center reports that one in five women and one in sixteen men will be sexually assaulted while in college. Ninety percent of on-campus sexual assaults go unreported.

The White House and the Obama administration launched the “It’s On Us” initiative in 2014 to raise awareness and put an end to college sexual assaults. USFSP has teamed up with It’s On Us for a second year to inspire men and women across the country to make a commitment to take action in the case of sexual assault and be part of the solution.

“The It’s On Us campaign is one of most important initiatives Student Government leads out in each year. . . It’s On Us is so important because it’s extremely real – one in five women and one in sixteen men will be sexually assaulted  in college and that is unacceptable. With this campaign we hope to change the conversation from one of defeat to one of empowerment and personal responsibility; that not only CAN we do something about sexual assault on college campuses but that we SHOULD,” said David Thompson, USFSP’s Student Government Secretary of Communication.

The It’s On Us pledge motivates us:

To RECOGNIZE that non-consensual sex is sexual assault.

To IDENTIFY situations in which sexual assault may occur.

To INTERVENE in situations where consent has not or cannot be given.

To CREATE an environment in which sexual assault is unacceptable and survivors are supported.

 

HC XOXO

 

References:

http://itsonus.org/

http://www.nsvrc.org/sites/default/files/publications_nsvrc_factsheet_media-packet_statistics-about-sexual-violence_0.pdf

https://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2014/09/19/president-obama-launches-its-us-campaign-end-sexual-assault-campus

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