November 14, 2014
On Sunday, Nov. 16, at Moody Coliseum, SMU students will be raising awareness of sexual assault and violence in support of the national “It’s On Us” campaign.
Students who serve as SMU Peer Health Educators will host an It’s On Us pledge-signing table in Moody’s main entry lobby from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Sunday. Women’s basketball tips off at 2 p.m. Sunday against UTEP.
Students, faculty and staff who sign the It’s On Us pledge Sunday or who have previously signed the pledge will receive an It’s On Us T-shirt, while supplies last.
Pledge signers will be encouraged to wear their T-shirts on Tuesday, Nov. 18, to mark Take Back the Night, a university-wide event to raise awareness of sexual violence led by the SMU Women’s Interest Network. The event begins at 8 p.m. at the Hillcrest Foundation Amphitheatre at the Lyle School of Engineering.
The It’s On Us National Week of Action is Nov. 17-21 with events planned at universities across the country. The White House campaign’s pledge can be signed online at ItsOnUs.org. It asks participants to:
- Recognize that non-consensual sex is sexual assault.
- Identify situations in which sexual assault may occur.
- Intervene in situations where consent has not or cannot be given.
- Create an environment in which sexual assault is unacceptable and survivors are supported.
Learn more about It’s On Us at SMU.
Read about the SMU Student Senate It’s On Us Signing Day.
Learn about SMU programs, policies and resources aimed at preventing sexual assault at smu.edu/LiveResponsibly.
Watch the new White House PSA about bystander intervention.
Students film a new PSA about It's On Us at SMU.
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