Take the pledge to be part of the solution at ItsOnUs.org
UNMC joined national 'It's on Us' campaign on Monday, September 14, 2015 with a Student organized activity at the Sorrell Center and an informational booth at both the Sorrell Center and Durham Research.
It's on us -- all of us -- to stop sexual assault. That's the message of the national "It's On Us" campaign, which aims to shift the way we think about sexual assault.
UNMC's own "It's on Us" video was premiered at both locations. The brief video features UNMC faces voicing:
- the importance of creating an environment in which sexual assault is unacceptable and survivors are supported,
- of recognizing that non-consensual sex is sexual assault,
- of identifying situations in which sexual assault may occur; and the
- importance of intervening in situations where consent has not or cannot be given.
Everyone has a role in raising awareness and stopping sexual assault. The It's on Us campaign is meant to create a cultural shift in the way we think about, talk about and act around sexual assault. Most importantly, it establishes a sense of ownership over the problem and empowers everyone to make a difference
According to the National It’s on US campaign:
- 1 in five women and one in 16 men are sexually assaulted in college
- 40 percent of survivors fear reprisal by their attacker
- Only 2 percent of incapacitated rape survivors report assault
- Only 13 percent of rape survivors report assault
- 8 in 10 victims knew their attacker (friend, significant other, etc.)
Faculty, Staff & Students are encouraged to take the Pledge (and learn more about the campaign) at ItsOnUs.org.