It’s On Us, a national nonprofit organization with the mission to combat college sexual assault by engaging young men and changing campus culture, announced that it will host the first-ever National Student Leadership Summit to Combat Campus Sexual Assault at Ohio University Aug. 2-5. OHIO was chosen from dozens of potential campuses nationwide to serve as the inaugural host campus.
“It’s On Us is proud to partner with Ohio University to hold the first-ever National Student Leadership Summit to Combat Campus Sexual Assault,” said Tracey Vitchers, executive director of It’s On Us. “I am grateful for the leadership Ohio University has shown in the fight to prevent campus sexual assault and support survivors. I am also thrilled to be bringing the Summit to a campus with one of our most active It’s On Us student chapters.”
The event will bring together hundreds of the nation’s top student organizers for an intensive weekend of trainings, workshops, keynotes and plenaries. It’s On Us will also roll out three new peer-led educational programs focused on bystander intervention, sexual assault awareness, and survivor support, and launch groundbreaking creative content.
It’s On Us was founded in 2014 as a White House initiative to change the culture of campus sexual assault. Over the last four and a half years, It’s On Us has grown into the largest student organizing program of its kind to empower young men to see themselves as part of the solution to college sexual assault, and teach peer-to-peer sexual assault prevention education.
“It’s on all of us to prevent sexual assault from happening, not only on OHIO’s campus, but campuses nationwide,” said OHIO President M. Duane Nellis. “We are proud that It’s On Us has chosen to partner with Ohio University. We’ve worked intentionally to provide programming and resources to students, who have been affected by sexual assault. I look forward to learning from and collaborating with the organization to see what more we can do to end sexual violence on our campuses.”
More information about event schedules and registration will become available in the months leading up to the event.