It's On Us
It's On Us to...
- Recognize: that non-consensual sex is sexual assault.
- Identify: situations in which sexual assault may occur.
- Intervene: in situations where consent has not or cannot be given.
- Create: an environment in which sexual assault is unacceptable and survivors are supported.
What is It's On Us?
It's On Us is a cultural movement aimed at fundamentally shifting the way we think about sexual assault.
It's On Us is a rallying cry inviting everyone to step up and realize that the solution begins with us. It’s a declaration that sexual assault is not only a crime committed by a perpetrator against a victim, but a societal problem in which all of us have a role to play. We are reframing sexual assault in a way that inspires everyone to see it as their responsibility to do something, big or small, to prevent it. We are asking everyone to create an environment, be it a dorm room, a party, a club or a sports team, or the greater college campus, where sexual assault is unacceptable and survivors are supported. Raising awareness. Holding ourselves and each other accountable. Looking out for someone who cannot consent. It's On Us ... All of us.
- 1 in 5 women and 1 in 16 men are sexually assaulted in college
- 40% of survivors fear reprisal by their attacker
- Only 2% of incapacitated rape survivors report assault
- Only 13% of rape survivors report assault
- 8 in 10 victims knew their attacker (friend, significant other, etc.)
- It is estimated that between 2%-7% of sexual assault reports are false
- Talk to your friends honestly and openly about sexual assault.
- Don’t just be a bystander – if you see something intervene, in any way you can.
- Trust your gut. If something looks like it might be a bad situation, it probably is.
- Be direct. Ask someone who looks like they may need help if they’re okay.
- Get someone to help you if you see something – enlist a friend, RA, bartender, or host to help step in.
- If you see someone who is too intoxicated to consent, enlist their friends to help them leave safely.
- Recognize the potential danger of someone who talks about planning to target another person at a party.
- Be aware if someone is deliberately trying to intoxicate, isolate, or corner someone else.
- Get in the way by creating a distraction, drawing attention to the situation, or separating them.
- Understand that if someone does not or cannot consent to sex, it’s rape.
- Never blame the victim.
How to Report
Where to Get Help
UCF Victim Services provides advocacy and support to the UCF Community, 24/7, including weekends and holidays. In case of an emergency, call 911. If you or someone you know has been impacted by crime, violence, or abuse, we can help. Call (407) 823-1200.
CAPS offers crisis intervention services during regular office hours. Students under 18 years of age can be seen on a limited basis without parental consent while they are in crisis.
HS provides low-cost health services to the UCF community.
The University Of Central Florida Police Department provides Law Enforcement services to University Community as well as several University Affiliated Housing Communities near the campus.
How to Get Involved
- Personally commit to ending sexual violence on campus! Take the pledge at http://itsonus.org/.
- No one has to do everything, but everyone can do something! To attend or schedule a Green Dot bystander intervention workshop, contact email@example.com.
- Speak out! To learn more about opportunities to tell your story, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Man-Up@UCF provides an opportunity for UCF men to discuss their roles as men in creating safer living and learning communities, as well as their responsibilities in addressing gendered violence. To schedule or attend a Man Up dialogue session, contact email@example.com.
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It’s On Us Week of Action: Monday
October 24th through Thursday, October 27th
It’s On Us is a national awareness-raising campaign that encourages everyone to play an active part in preventing interpersonal violence; #ITSONUS to prevent interpersonal violence, which includes sexual assault, relationship abuse, stalking and sexual harassment. Come find out how we can all make UCFa safer place! We will have giveaways such as shirts, rally towels, laptop stickers, tumblers, photos, and more. There will also be a drawing for an It’s On Us Prize Pack, which includes gift cards and all the giveaways from the week.
Throughout the week, UCF students, faculty, and staff will be able to sign the pledge to prevent interpersonal violence at UCF, learn more about resources for those impacted by interpersonal violence, and learn how to prevent interpersonal violence through being an active bystander. Each day has a different event. Monday is the Action Week Kick-Off, Tuesday is the Resource Fair, Wednesday has four Green Dot Overview Speeches, and Thursday is Social Media Day. For each event students participate in, you will get an entry into the drawing for the prize pack, at the end of the week. The full schedule can be seen below.
Action Week Kick-Off: Sign the pledge. Get free gear.
Monday October 24 – 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. – Student Union Atrium
Resource Fair: Discover resources. Get the tumbler.
Tuesday October 25 – 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. – Student Union Patio
Green Dot Overview Speeches: Learn how to prevent interpersonal violence.
Wednesday October 26 – 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. (every hour on the hour) – Student Union 223
Social Media Day: Tell your friends.
Thursday October 27 – All-Day – Facebook, Twitter, Instagram - @UCFUKNIGHTED