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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.

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