CU’s It’s on Us Rally bring awareness to sexual assault on colle - KSWO 7News | Breaking News, Weather and Sports

CU’s It’s on Us Rally bring awareness to sexual assault on college campuses

LAWTON, OK (KSWO)-"Wherever we go, it's on us". That's the message behind a rally held at Cameron University today - to highlight the issues of sexual assault on college campuses.

April is Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention month. All month, Cameron has been hosting events to educate, bring awareness, and challenge the community to take action.

Today was the culmination of all their events with the 'It's on us Rally'. They had food trucks, music, a lip-sync battle and more.

The event's staff feels this event is important for not only college campuses, but for young students as well:

“We need to be able to prevent it ahead of time and being proactive in teaching our students what we need to do, what should and shouldn't be said, and making sure we know what consent is and we know what we need to do in order to respond and actually report issues like this,” explained Olivia Polynice, the student success coordinator.

After the rally, all participants had the change to sign the 'it's on us' pledge, which looks to actively prevent sexual assault in all forms of life.  According to the National Sexual Violence Resource Center, 1 in 5 women and 1 in 16 men will be sexually assaulted while in college - 90% of those cases will go unreported.

Copyright 2017 KSWO. All rights reserved. 

  • Local NewsNewsMore>>

  • From Shreveport to Seneca Falls, a march for female power

    From Shreveport to Seneca Falls, a march for female power

    Saturday, January 20 2018 11:57 AM EST2018-01-20 16:57:26 GMT
    Saturday, January 20 2018 6:02 PM EST2018-01-20 23:02:17 GMT
    People line up on Central Park West as they wait for the start of a march highlighting equal rights and equality for women Saturday, Jan. 20, 2018, in New York.  (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle)People line up on Central Park West as they wait for the start of a march highlighting equal rights and equality for women Saturday, Jan. 20, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle)

    Across the globe, people are hitting the streets on the one-year anniversary of President Donald Trump's inauguration, marching against his policies and in support of the #MeToo movement against sexual assault and harassment.

    Across the globe, people are hitting the streets on the one-year anniversary of President Donald Trump's inauguration, marching against his policies and in support of the #MeToo movement against sexual assault and harassment.

  • IOC says North Korea to have 22 athletes in 5 Olympic sports

    IOC says North Korea to have 22 athletes in 5 Olympic sports

    Saturday, January 20 2018 4:06 AM EST2018-01-20 09:06:13 GMT
    Saturday, January 20 2018 6:00 PM EST2018-01-20 23:00:41 GMT

    Olympic and government officials from North Korea and South Korea have begun a meeting at the International Olympic Committee (IOC) headquarters in Switzerland to confirm how they will unite for the Pyeongchang...

    Olympic and government officials from North Korea and South Korea have begun a meeting at the International Olympic Committee (IOC) headquarters in Switzerland to confirm how they will unite for the Pyeongchang Winter Games next month.

  • GOP, Democrats show no sign of retreat on shutdown's 1st day

    GOP, Democrats show no sign of retreat on shutdown's 1st day

    Saturday, January 20 2018 8:06 AM EST2018-01-20 13:06:36 GMT
    Saturday, January 20 2018 6:00 PM EST2018-01-20 23:00:05 GMT
    The government shutdown has begun, and so has the finger-pointing, with President Donald Trump saying Democrats wanted to give him "a nice present" to mark the one-year anniversary of his inauguration.
    The government shutdown has begun, and so has the finger-pointing, with President Donald Trump saying Democrats wanted to give him "a nice present" to mark the one-year anniversary of his inauguration.
Powered by Frankly