The Domestic Violence AWAREness Campaign was designed to educate students on domestic/dating violence, as well as campus and community resources available for victims and survivors of these crimes.
“Our mission as peer educators at IUP is to bring light to the issue of
domestic violence. Our domestic violence awareness campaign will take place the
week of Oct. 13 through Oct. 17. We also aim to debunk myths about domestic
violence. Anyone can be a victim of domestic violence; it does not discriminate
between race, gender, or socioeconomic class.”
—Excerpt taken from Amanda Peterson’s letter to the editor from the Penn, Vol. 105, No.11. Published on Friday, October 3, 2014. View the full letter.
The Haven Project presented at Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc’s “Love Should Not Hurt” Domestic Violence AWAREness program on October 28, 2014. At the event, sorority members asked participants to take the “Purple Hand Pledge.” The pledge said, “There hands weren't made for hurting, these hands were made for:” See what IUP students wrote on their Purple Hand Pledge Card.