It's On Us
The It’s On Us Movement is a student-led movement to end sexual assault on college campuses. On Clemson’s campus It’s On Us is a student organization that works to plan events that raise awareness, educate the campus, and support survivors of sexual assault. Click here to learn more about the story of the It's On Us Movement.
A campus without sexual assault. A campus with educated, aware, and status-quo challenging students.
To end sexual assault on the Clemson University campus and to create a safe, supportive campus environment for all students by following the established aims of the It’s On Us Campaign.
Why You Should Care About Sexual Assault:
- 1 in 5 women and 1 in 16 men are sexually assaulted while in college.
- More than 90% of sexual assault victims on college campuses do not report the assault.
- False reporting stands at the same rate as any other crime – only 2% of reports are fabricated.
- The long-term implications of sexual assault are highly detrimental and include physical, emotional, and mental consequences.
Statistics obtained from The National Sexual Violence Resource Center
How You Can Help:
- RECOGNIZE that non-consensual sex is sexual assault.
- Consent is voluntary, mutual, and can be withdrawn at any time.
- Past consent does not mean current or future consent.
- There is no consent when there is force, intimidation, or coercion.
- One cannot always give consent if they are impaired due to the influence of alcohol or drugs.
- IDENTIFY situations in which sexual assault may occur. o Trust your gut. If something looks like it might be bad, it probably is.
- INTERVENE in situations where consent has not or cannot be given.
- Don’t just be a passive bystander. If you see something, intervene in any way you can.
- Be direct. Ask someone who looks like they may need help if they’re okay.
- You don’t have to act alone. Enlist someone to help if you see something.
- Get in the way by creating a distraction or drawing attention to the situation.
- CREATE an environment in which sexual assault is unacceptable and survivors are supported.
- To make change, talk openly about the topic of sexual assault with everyone.
- Never blame the survivor.
- Don’t ask pointed questions like, “What were you wearing?” or “How much did you have to drink?”
- Always believe the survivor.
- Survivors may choose to report an assault through the Clemson Office of Access and Equity, Office for Community and Ethical Standards, Clemson University Police Department, local law enforcement or confidentially through CAPS.
- Know the resources and what avenues a survivor can pursue.
- Forensic evidence can be collected by a SANE nurse at the ER even if someone does not choose to file a police report right away. This is known as an “anonymous rape kit” and preserves evidence while a survivor decides.
- The cost of rape kits is covered by the state of South Carolina.
If you’re interested in joining the It’s On Us Student Group, contact Emily Hulett, the Graduate Advisor, at email@example.com.