SPOTLIGHT: George Washington University’s #ItsOnUs Campaign

Last year, the White House initiated the “It’s On Us” campaign to help bring awareness and seek a solution to on-campus sexual assault.  It also proactively seeks to change the cultural attitudes on campuses that lead to environments where sexual assault is permitted. The George Washington University heeded this call to action and created a series of videos featuring campus administrators, faculty, coaches, athletes and student leaders.  Take a look at their campaign video below. It’s On Us: The George Washington University from The George Washington University on Vimeo. GWU also created a toolkit… Read More

YikYak: Promoting cultures of bullying and sexual violence on college campuses

YikYak is a new social app released earlier this year that is quickly becoming popular amongst high school and college students across the United States.  Its goal is to serve as “a local bulletin board for your area.”  It uses geolocation on one’s smartphone to allow one to post short statements that are broadcast and searchable by other users in the immediate area.  Users can also “vote up,” “vote down,” or reply to posts.  All of these posts are anonymous.