It’s On Us

  • It's On Us IUP LogoIt’s On Us to Stop Sexual Violence

    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. The campaign works with 95 partners and with students on over 500 campuses and continues to grow. 

    The It’s On Us Movement has four parts to it. Each part crucial to ending sexual assault all together.  Learn about the parts below and take the pledge to end sexual violence.  

  • IUP Pledge Competition

    Help IUP become the top school with the most pledges by visiting the It’s On Us IUP-specific pledge page and taking the pledge to end sexual violence. The IUP-specific pledge runs from April 1 until April 30, and it covers the four parts listed below:

  • Recognize

    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.

    Create

    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.

    Identify

    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.

    Intervene

    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.

    Learn More

    To learn more about the It’s On Us movement, how you can take the general pledge, or to hear other peoples’ stories, visit the It’s On Us website.