It’s On Us
Sexual Assault on college campuses is a prolific tragedy Nationwide. Alarmingly, one in five women and one in sixteen men are sexually assaulted during their time as students. Often, the attacker was someone the victim knew. Sexual assault in college creates a hostile environment for us all. Survivors suffer from the violation of their attacker and in many cases suffer from betrayal from their University. It is common for universities to hide evidence of a hostile environment on their campuses, since such knowledge could result in cut funding and institutional labeling. According to Title IX, educational institutions are legally required to respond and remedy hostile educational environments. At Finlandia University, we do not blame victims and hide accounts of sexual assault. We have joined the efforts of the National It’s On Us campaign to raise awareness about the realities of sexual assault on campuses, and to ensure that Finlandia students will learn in a safe and supportive environment. It’s on us all to speak up, intervene, and enact justice for victims of sexual assault. It is time to create a culture of consent, bystander intervention and survivor support.
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