What is It's On Us K-State About?
The purpose of the It's On Us K-State campaign is to raise awareness about issues surrounding sexual violence and empower college students to be active bystanders. Sexual violence affects thousands in our K-State family, and we all have a part to play in the solution to this problem. This campaign asks that you sign the It's On Us K-State Pledge and take a stand against sexual violence in our community. Please visit Get Involved for more ways you can get involved with the campaign. The Take a Stand page gives practical tips for how you can intervene safely in everyday life.
Why is It's On Us K-State Needed?
Sexual violence is an endemic problem in our society and across the nation's college campuses.
Here are some facts:
- 1 in 5 women and 1 in 16 men will experience sexual violence while in college (NIJ, CSA Final Report 2007)
- 92% of sexual assault victims know their attacker (KBI, 2012)
- 72% of college rapes happen when one or both individuals have been drinking (University of Buffalo Research Institute, 2014)
- The rate of false reports of sexual assault are between 2 and 8%, the same as other violent crimes (Lonsway, Archambault, & Lisak, 2009)