Campus proclaims “It’s On Us”

Sophomore Megan Statom signs her name to show she took the pledge against sexual assault. “If you see something going on, don’t be afraid to step up and help someone else and reach out to your campus resources and to Title IX,” said sophomore Emily Anerton. 

By Social Media Coordinator Madi Winkler

Students came together at the Memorial Amphitheater Oct. 26 to take the pledge against sexual assault with the Title IX Office’s “It’s On Us” campaign.

 After students took the pledge electronically, Assistant Professor Dr. Andrea Hunt approached the stage and led the crowd with the verbal pledge, “I pledge to recognize that nonconsensual sex is sexual assault, to identify situations where sexual assault may occur, to intervene in situations where consent has not or cannot be given, to create an environment in which sexual assault is unacceptable and survivors are supported.”

Sophomore Alonzo Lewis said he supports the “It’s On Us” campaign.

“(Sexual assault) is a problem, and it needs to be recognized,” he said.

Sophomore Emily Anerton said this campaign will help spread awareness within the UNA family. 

“If you see something going on, don’t be afraid to step up and help someone else and reach out to your campus resources and to Title IX,” she said.

Students who missed the event on campus can take the pledge online at http://itsonus.org/#pledge_open.