About It’s On Us!
It’s On Us is a national movement that has work to bring awareness to issues around sexual misconduct. In winter 2020, Pitt was awarded an It’s On Us Governor’s Grant for the prevention of sexual misconduct. Pitt’s It’s On Us grant helps the University further its work in preventing and responding to sexual misconduct on campus through mini-workshops and SETPoint training.
New! It’s On Us Mini Workshops
It’s On Us mini-workshops are now available! This workshop is a brief introduction and dialogue around consent, health relationships and bystander intervention strategies. It can be held as a brief stand-alone program, or included as part of a meeting, training, or event. These workshops typically run about 25 minutes in length. At this time, the mini-workshops are offered in a virtual format for everyone’s safety and well-being.
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It’s On Us Campaign – Banner Project
The It’s On Us Banners are a creative way for students to share their support for survivors and the importance of cultural change to create a safe and supportive campus. All members the campus community are invited to share their support by participating in this campaign.
There are two ways to submit your message(s) of support for the It’s ON Us banner project:
1) Using Instagram, you can post your message using the hashtag #ItsOnUsPitt
2) if you do not have Instagram, or wish to submit anonymously you can submit it here.
Please visit the virtual gallery space on the Office of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion here
Due to covid-19, we have shifted this activity to a virtual submission and display. Once it is safe to return to in person events, we look forward to continuing these efforts and events in person, including a physical banner campaign and in-person events to show Pitt’s commitment to creating a safe and supportive campus for everyone.
We were honored to host Vice President Joe Biden at this special event to launch the national “It’s On Us Week of Action” at colleges and universities across the country. Mr. Biden delivered remarks about the importance of preventing sexual assault on college campuses, and challenge the campus community to engage in these efforts and support survivors of sexual assault. View the photo gallery of the event here.
- Highlights of the University of Pittsburgh’s Commitment to Addressing Sexual Assault (pdf)
- Biden speaks to Pitt students about preventing campus sex assaults (WPXI)
- Vice President Joe Biden speaks at Petersen Events Center in ‘It’s On Us’ campaign against sex assault (WTAE)
- Biden to speak at Pitt on issue of sexual assault (TribLive)
- Biden Delivers Passionate Speech At Pitt ‘It’s On Us’ Visit (WESA)
- Vice President Joe Biden stops in Pittsburgh for anti-sexual assault campaign (Pittsburgh City Paper)
It’s On Us–Pitt
Sexual Assault Awareness Month to culminate with “It’s on Us” T-shirt reveal Mayor Bill Peduto among featured speakers
The University of Pittsburgh’s inaugural Sexual Assault Awareness Month will culminate with the “It’s On Us” T-shirt Project Unveiling on Thursday, April 13 from 1 – 5 p.m. on the William Pitt Union Lawn.
Pitt’s “It’s On Us” campaign—which is part of the national “It’s on Us” initiative launched under former President Obama…(read full release)
Paper Chain, Roundtable Discussion Showcase Pitt’s Commitment to Eradicating Sexual Violence
The University of Pittsburgh symbolically and productively showcased its commitment to addressing sexual violence on Monday, Feb. 22, as Chancellor Patrick Gallagher, members of the University’s Sexual Assault Task Force, students, faculty, and administrators gathered for the unveiling of a massive “It’s On Us” paper chain…(read full story here)