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#ItsOnUs: Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month

4/11/2017

Cumberland University is participating in a national campaign for sexual assault awareness called It’s On Us.  

“It’s On Us is a cultural movement aimed at fundamentally shifting the way we think and talk about sexual assault. It is a rallying cry, inviting everyone to step up and realize that the solution begins with us. The campaign seeks to reframe the conversation surrounding sexual assault in a way that empowers, educates, and engages college students to do something, big or small, to prevent it,” according to campaign materials.

Sponsored by CU’s Residence Life, Greek Life, Student Life, and Counseling Center, there will be campus activities on April 10-13. On Monday in the Phillips Dining Hall, participants can take the It’s On Us pledge from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. Students will be collecting change for the Keith Edmonds Foundation’s Backpacks of Love project. Tuesday, participants are invited to decorate a shirt in the Phillips Dining Hall from 3 p.m. - 5 p.m. with messages about stopping sexual assault for the Clothing Line project. Also on Tuesday, the movie, The Perks of Being a Wallflower, will be shown on the campus lawn at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday will be Teal Out Day where everyone on campus is invited to wear something teal to show a stance against sexual assault. Also on Wednesday, the shirts from the Clothing Line project will be on display in the Learning and Career Commons.