The mission of It's On Us is to build the movement to combat campus sexual assault by engaging all students, including young men, and activating the largest student organizing program of it's kind in grassroots awareness and prevention education programs.
It’s On Us was founded in September 2014 as an initiative of the Obama-Biden White House. The program launched following recommendations from the White House Task Force to Prevent Sexual Assault that noted the importance of calling everyone into the conversation on sexual assault prevention. Over the last six years, It’s On Us has grown into the nation’s largest nonprofit program dedicated to college sexual assault prevention and survivor support activating students on hundreds of campuses in our awareness and education programs.
It’s On Us is the only program of its kind to combine grassroots organizing with high-impact culture change campaigns through partnerships with media outlets, creative agencies, and influencers such as MTV, Comedy Central, Cosmopolitan, and Esquire. Through these partnerships, we reach millions of young people with critical prevention and associated messaging.
Our on-campus organizing work is grounded in a peer-to-peer sexual assault prevention education model that empowers students to teach one another sexual assault awareness and consent education, bystander intervention, and survivor support.
If you or a loved one is in need of extra support at this time, please know that you are not alone. We are here and will do our best to support you and connect you with the proper resources.
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