It's On Us
It's On Us to Combat Sexual Violence
What is It's On Us?
The It’s On Us movement is centered around ending sexual violence on campuses and in organizations nationwide. The movement has over 300,000 people taking the pledge to end sexual violence. 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.
The It’s On Us Movement has four components. Each part is crucial to combat sexual violence on college campuses. The four areas are below, please take some time to read and then complete the pledge!
The first thing this movement aims to do is to help people recognize that non-consensual sex is sexual assault. This is done by raising awareness at places all across the country at events on campuses and in communities. These events spread the word of the It’s On Us campaign and call on one another to end sexual violence.
Once you recognize that non-consensual sex is sexual assault, you can begin to create a culture on your campus or in your community where sexual assault is never tolerated. By creating a culture where sexual violence is unacceptable and survivors are supported, this fosters healthy discussion about ending sexual violence. This discussion leads to helping others identify situations where sexual assault may occur.
By creating a culture where sexual violence is unacceptable, this leads to a discussion on being able to help people identify situations where sexual assault may occur. This is the most crucial part of the It’s On Us campaign. When people identify situations where sexual assault can occur, they are being proactive member of the community. When you identify situations that can result in sexual assault, you can then act to help someone in need of assistance.
By identifying situations where sexual assault can occur, you can then intervene to stop sexual assault from happening. Intervening is the final part of the It’s On Us movement. It is what every one of us is called to do as members of our campus and our community. By intervening, we are truly taking it on ourselves to end sexual violence.
Millersville University's It's On Us Chapter
We are dedicated to build a team of dedicated individuals who promote sexual misconduct awareness and use bystander intervention strategies to promote a culture of respect on our campus. Our team will be visible throughout campus by tabling and hosting events around the topics of sexual misconduct.