V-Day’s legacy on college campuses has contributed to what is now a widespread dialogue about reforming sexual assault policies on college campuses. For 15 years activists have highlighted violence against women and girls, in all its forms, in communities around the world. Now, as part of the escalation of One Billion Rising [for Justice], 2014-2015 could be the most important year yet for making campus safety a reality, and we don’t have a minute to lose!
In the United States, statistics show that the first weeks back on campus are the most dangerous for women. While the White House task force has responded with a series of strong recommendations and Senators MacCaskill & Gillibrand are working on new legislation, this Fall is the time for YOU to be a part of the solution! Host a #CampusRising action along with schools around the country!
Our Campus Rising Toolkit is filled with information and resources to help you join this student-driven movement to revamp sexual assault policy on college campuses. Together, we can end the prevalence of on-campus sexual assault and date-rape, as well as administrations’ failure to properly prevent or adequately respond to the needs of college survivors.
Rise against violence at YOUR College this fall, and devote your school year to bringing about tangible change on your campus!
- Download the #CampusRising logo and post on all of your social networks.
- Blog about #CampusRising, and write articles for your on-campus paper and the local press.
- Join our Campus Rising Facebook group to share and discuss these issues on your campus and learn how other students are addressing it.
- Watch the Man Prayer video then download, print and distribute the Man Prayer postcard (postcard with crop lines).
- Download and distribute the #CampusRising postcards.
- Educate yourself with the statistics about sexual assault on campuses and then use the information in press interviews and speeches.
- Visit the Know Your IX website to learn about your rights on campus.
- Read the Campus Accountability Project report and key findings based on our national database of school’s implementation of sexual assault and prevention policies and see if it reflects your own school’s policies.
- Use this template to write to your University president or Deans to invite them to your Campus Rising event on 2/14.
- Bring Guest Speakers to your Campus. Angie Epifano is doing a speaking tour in the US to talk about her experience being assaulted at Amherst College and to educate peers about their rights, offer support, and dialogue with students about how to address sexual assaults on their campus. Be in touch with her at facebook.com/angie.epifano.
- Bring SAFER to your campus for a training on how to reform your university’s sexual assault policy.