HUMP DAY: IT’S ON US PLEDGE
This is an article from the Huffington Post that gives us a deeper look into the It’s On Us Campaign. One way of being an informed and active bystander is by taking the It’s On Us pledge: “I PLEDGE 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.”
This particular article gives insight into what it is like to be a student advocate for sexual assault prevention. In addition to signing the pledge, students are welcome to volunteer for the It’s On Us campaign if they feel like they want to help out even more. As students, we are able to teach our peers in a different way. Faculty do an amazing job with It’s On Us but students can take it to an entirely different level.
If you are interested in helping out with It’s On Us, email SUNY Oswego’s Title IX coordinator, Lisa Evaneski, at firstname.lastname@example.org. The It’s On Oz campaign will be happening in early April (date is still tentative) so there is plenty of time to get involved! This is a great way to become an active bystander and to teach others how to be one!
Written by Sarah Pasquarelli, Peer Mentor