Last semester, Student Union and S.A.R.A.H. announced “It’s On Us, Wash U,” a campaign designed to spark conversation about sexual assault at Wash U and pledge to improve our campus culture. This campaign is a part of the national It’s On Us campaign sponsored by the White House.
If you haven’t already, make sure to watch the It’s On Us, Wash U video featuring student leaders and administrators. Click above.
Awareness of these issues is not a one time event, but a continued conversation about creating a campus culture where sexual assault is not tolerated and survivors are supported. To continue the conversation, Student Union and S.A.R.A.H. are marking tomorrow, March 3rd, as the It’s On Us, Wash U Day of Action. We are hosting a series of events to engage and learn about these issues:
Throughout the day, we will also be posting Green Dot photos and posters on the SU Website and Facebook. We encourage you to take this opportunity to reflect on theses issues, promote dialogue with your peers, and take the pledge to end sexual assault at Wash U. “It’s On Us” invites everyone to step up and realize the solution begins with us.
Sexual assault and rape on college campuses will not end with this campaign or bystander intervention alone. It is important to have continual discussions about theses issues, even after tomorrow. For more information, please see the attached resource sheet for definitions, contact information, and ways to get involved.
For more information, please don’t hesitate to reach out to me or S.A.R.A.H at firstname.lastname@example.org and for support please contact Kim Webb, Director for Sexual Assault and Community Health Services at email@example.com.
-Emma Tyler, Student Body President
• Kim Webb – firstname.lastname@example.org, (314) 935-8761
• Chief Don Strom – (314) 935-5514, for WUPD call (314) 935-5555
• Jessica Kennedy – email@example.com, (314) 935-3118
• Sexual Assault & Rape Anonymous Helpline (S.A.R.A.H.) – (314) 935-8080
For more information, visit sexualviolence.wustl.edu
Video by Brian F. Benton, brianfbenton.com, brought to you by WU Student Union