Students’ Association stands against sexual assault

The University of Rochester Students’ Association Government is taking a stance against sexual assault by joining the “It’s On Us” campaign. The project stresses the collective responsibility of the community at large to stop sexual assault and to foster a safe and healthy culture at the University. The project urges students to work to change the current culture that allows for sexual violence.

Started as a campaign of Generation Progress and the White House, the initiative has found widespread support from college campuses across the nation, as well as collegiate organizations like The NCAA.  The “It’s On Us” campaign encourages students to take “the pledge,” which works to define sexual assault, highlight the importance of consent, and call for active intervention.

A new video released by the Students’ Association and University Communications features student leaders and administrative faculty encouraging a more active stance against sexual misconduct on campus.  On Tuesday and Wednesday of this week, members of the SA Government will be tabling in Wilson Commons in order to promote the project’s launch and to raise awareness about sexual violence in all of its forms.

“It’s on us to foster a caring community of encouragement, compassion, and respect.”  That was the collaborative message relayed by students and staff alike in the video.

Efforts to raise awareness about sexual assault are not new to the River Campus.  UR Segway, a student organization, promotes a two-fold mission of providing education about sexual violence as well as support for survivors on campus.  The group sponsors the annual Walk a Mile in Her Shoes event, a march to stop rape, sexual assault and gender violence.  MOVE (Men Opposing Violence Everywhere) is dedicated to creating programming for men to talk about and stand against sexual assault.  MOVE regularly partners with College Feminists to schedule open discussions on topics regarding gender-based violence.

“Be the difference; take a stand,” urges senator Delvin Moody ’18.  The Students’ Association hopes that this campaign will galvanize the campus community to lend its support to survivors and actively work to stand against sexual violence.

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

City Cycles Launches Online Borrowing System

Students’ Association – City Cycles has redesigned its website—you can now reserve bikes online. See which sizes and time slots are available from the comfort of your room. Visit http://sa.rochester.edu/citycycles/ to reserve a bicycle.

To reservation a bike, following these instructions:
1. Login with your NetID and password using the Login button at the top right-hand side of the page.
2. Take the bicycle safety quiz.
3. Check off ‘I agree’ after reading the program waiver. You will have to agree every time you borrow from the City Cycles program.
4. Select the ‘Make Reservations’ button under the Reservations tab.
5. Choose a reservation time.
6. Choose which bike you would like to use.
7. Come to the gym and pick up your bike at or before the designated time!

Any problems with the website or registration process? Click here to fill out a feedback form.