It's On Us Campaign at EKU
It's On Us
It's On Us is a national movement started under the Obama Administration, spearheaded and led by Vice President Joe Biden in September 2014. It's On Us was created in response to the White House's Task Force to Prevent Sexual Assault's recommendation to include and engage everyone in the conversation regarding sexual violence and prevention. It's On Us is a rally cry to be part of the solution. It's On Us asks everyone to do their part to contribute to prevention and elimination of sexual violence in our universities and communities.
While EKU has participated in some awareness-raising events, producing a couple PSA's for It's On Us in 2014, the university had never launched a full campaign. In Spring 2018, Green Dot and Title IX at EKU in partnership with the Kentucky Delta Chapter of Sigma Alpha Epsilon, Greek Life, Student Life and First Year Experience, Campus Recreation, EKU Athletics, Student Conduct, the EKU Counseling Center, EKU Student Health Services, EKU Police, and Ampersand: Sexual Violence Resource Center of the Bluegrass (formally known as Bluegrass Rape Crisis Center) launched a formal It's On Us Campaign as a means to recognize Sexual Assault Awareness Month and promote culture change here at EKU.
Take the Pledge at http://www.itsonus.org/ and share on social media why you took the pledge to support survivors and prevent sexual violence using the hashtags #ItsOnUs #SAAPM #ColonelsPledge #HeyYall #SupportSurvivors
Denim Day: April 28, 2021
This national event was spurred by a 1998 Italian Supreme Court Case where a student was raped by her driving instructor. While initially convicted, the perpetrator appealed the decision and got the ruling overturned. The Chief Judge stated, “...because the victim wore very, very tight jeans, she had to help him remove them, and by removing the jeans it was no longer rape but consensual sex.” This sparked a movement in Italy, which then went national and then international, with people wearing jeans to work in protest. Prior to April 28th, Donate $2 on Ampersand's website here. The money will go to benefit Ampersand: Sexual Violence Resource Center of the Bluegrass and by wearing jeans you make the statement that you support survivors and oppose a victim-blaming mentality.
Then, on April 28th, post pictures of you and your jeans and tell us why you wear jeans and #SupportSurvivors. Tag @ekugreendot for a chance to get featured!