Colleges all around the Midstate are participating in the “It’s On Us” movement during Sexual Assault Awareness Month.
Hundreds of Millersville University students have taken part in programs to empower survivors. Community members are signing a pledge to work to stop sexual misconduct. They are also designing shirts for the Clothesline Project.
Both Millersville and York College of Pennsylvania are hosting events throughout the month to raise awareness and connect people to resources.
“Mobilize Monday, Greek Day Tuesday, We’ve Got consent Wednesday, Teal Thursday, and Fast-forward Friday,” said Dylan Hyer, a Millersville University student.
“Getting people educated and letting them know that there are resources if it happens to them or one of their friends,” said Melissa Miller, who also goes to Millersville.
Some of York College’s events are open to the public, like the Victims’ Rights Coalition March on Tuesday.
“Any allies that come can get a full grasp of what a survivor goes through and how they can help each other,” said Jessika Roberts, who goes to York College.
The schools received thousands of dollars from the PA Department of Education for the “It’s On Us” campaign.
Millersville and York College are among many schools around the country planning Take Back the Night rallies this week.