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This week is Fall Week of Action for the It’s On Us organization, a time to raise awareness around campus sexual assault, what we can do to prevent it, and how we can support survivors.
Nearly 1 in 4 undergraduate women experience rape or sexual assault. Despite this reality, students are often discouraged from reporting, and only one in five student survivors report their assault to law enforcement.
This Take Action Tuesday, take action against campus sexual assault during It’s On Us Fall Week of Action.
- Learn Prevention Methods. Learn about prevention methods likebystander intervention and creating a culture of consent. Share these tools with other individuals or organizations on your campus or alma mater.
- Understand The Policies. Know your rights by familiarizing yourself with Title IX, the federal statute that prohibits educational institutions from discriminating based on sex, dictates how these institutions handle sexual assault, and outlines the rights and reporting options of survivors. Then, contact your legislators and ask them how they are working to protect the rights of on-campus survivors?
- Contact Your State Legislators. Much of the legislation around issues like campus sexual assault happens at the state level. Find out what laws exist in your state and contact your state legislators to ask them how they are taking action to prevent sexual assault.
How are you working to prevent on-campus sexual assault and advocate for survivors? Tell us at email@example.com