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Oregon Tech Joins It’s On Us Campus Innovation Program as Official Partner School

Dec 02, 2016
Oregon Tech is committed to upholding and implementing the three pillars of the It’s On Us campaign: support for survivors of sexual violence, bystander intervention, and consent education

Oregon Institute of Technology (Oregon Tech) is excited to announce that it has officially partnered with It’s On Us, a national campaign aimed at changing the culture surrounding campus sexual assault. As a proud Campus Innovation Partner School of It’s On Us, Oregon Tech is committed to upholding and implementing the three pillars of the It’s On Us campaign: support for survivors of sexual violence, bystander intervention, and consent education.

Dr. Erin Foley, Vice President of Student Affairs and Dean of Students, shared her support of the program, “We are committed to creating and maintaining a safe, inclusive, and equitable campus for all. The It’s On Us partnership will allow us to implement the latest in best practices for assuring gender equity in the Oregon Tech community, and we’re honored to be part of it.”

The Campus Innovation Program is extremely unique in its goal to amplify the incredible work that is already being done by students and administrators across the nation, and to help institutions implement and organize sustainable change. Through this program Oregon Tech will be working directly with the It’s On Us staff and its student leaders to create sustainable and institutionalized change on campus.

“We’re excited to launch our partnership with our ‘It’s On Us Campus Innovation Partner Schools’ and collaborate more directly with campus administrators,” said Rebecca Kaplan, Director of It’s On Us. “This program will spark innovation and highlight institutions that are taking creative approaches to prevention education.”

Over the next year, It’s On Us will continue to build infrastructure across the movement to ensure that students feel safe and supported across campuses. The campaign will also expand the organization’s work outside of the campus environment and into the national conversation around ending rape culture.

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About Oregon Tech

Founded in Klamath Falls in 1947, Oregon Institute of Technology is the premier public polytechnic university the Pacific Northwest. Oregon Tech provides degree programs in engineering, technology health technologies, management, communication, and applied sciences that prepare students to be effective participants in their professional, public, and international communities through hands-on, applied learning. Oregon Tech has a full-service, residential campus in Klamath Falls, an urban, industry-focused campus in Wilsonville, an Online campus, as well as other degree deliver sites. Visit www.oit.edu to learn more about Oregon Institute of Technology.

About It’s On Us

It's On Us is a cultural movement aimed at fundamentally shifting the way we think and talk about sexual assault. It's a rallying cry, inviting everyone to step up and realize that the solution begins with us. Launched in September 2014, It’s On Us works to educate, engage, and empower students and communities across the country to do something, big or small, to end sexual assault. The campaign has three core pillars – consent education, increasing bystander intervention, and creating an environment that supports survivors. Over 380,000 people have taken the It’s On Us pledge online. Students have hosted over 1,700 It’s On Us events on 534 campuses nationwide. Join the movement at ItsOnUs.org.
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