MARQUETTE — Northern Michigan University students are taking a stand against domestic violence and sexual misconduct during their “It’s On Us Week of Action.”
On Monday in Jamrich Hall on campus, students were able to sign a banner in solidarity for the support of education, prevention and response efforts associated with relationship violence and sexual misconduct cases. This week of action comes in the wake of last week’s controversial hearing for Supreme Court nominee, Brett Kavanaugh, as allegations of assault against him were brought forth.
“What we’re hoping to do is raise awareness about sexual assault on college campuses,” said student and Vice President of the NMU Health and Promotion Society, Haley Anderson. “We’re hoping by getting this information out to college students, we can continue to change the culture – hopefully branching out from this small university, as students grow up to retain the importance of affirmative consent and bystander prevention, just trying to prevent these things from happening.”
Different workshops and information tables are planned throughout the week, as resources for students to reach out for help, or to learn more about what they can do to end abuse on campus.