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Students’ Association Government to launch ‘It’s on Us’ sexual assault awareness campaign

February 9, 2015

On Tuesday and Wednesday, Students’ Association members will be on hand in Wilson Commons to launch the University’s “It’s On Us” campaign, a national effort to raise awareness about sexual violence in all of its forms.

As part of the campaign, a new video produced by the Students’ Association Government in collaboration with University Communications features students, administrative leaders, and staff from many different parts of the University encouraging everyone to take a stand against sexual violence. The video also highlights many of the ongoing efforts at the University that are helping to prevent sexual misconduct, as well as the resources available to the community.

To view the video and to learn more about the campaign and how to get involved, visit the SA “It’s on Us” page at http://sa.rochester.edu/sa/itsonus.

Students’ Association President Antoinette Esce ’15, Vice President David Stark ’16 and other student leaders, including members of Men Opposing Violence Everywhere (MOVE) and UR SEGway (Survivor Empowerment Group), will be at Wilson Commons from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Tuesday and Wednesday to provide “It’s on Us” campaign information and materials and invite others to get involved and take the pledge.

“David and I are proud of the work that all of our student organizations do to educate our campus community about the issue of sexual assault,” said Esce. “This issue is meaningful to us, and that’s why we’re making a campus-wide statement of support. We want to empower survivors, galvanize supporters, and teach something new to students who have questions and need answers.”

For more information on the national “It’s on Us” campaign, visit: http://itsonus.org/.

The University’s “It’s on Us” video can also be seen on the University’s YouTube site: https://www.youtube.com/user/UniversityRochester.

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