Chancellor Kent Syverud today announced the permanent expulsion of the Syracuse University Chapter of Theta Tau. Steps are also well underway to recommend charges against individual students involved in the disgusting video that surfaced online this week.
‘#NotAskingForIt’ Video Launch Party on Feb. 9
On Feb. 9, the Office of Health Promotion, within the Division of Student Affairs, will host a launch party for the Got Consent? Be SU.R.E. campaign’s screening of the Syracuse University “#NotAskingForIt” video. The launch party will take place in 228B Schine from 6-7 p.m. Members of student organizations and peer education groups will also be in attendance to share information about their groups and ways to get involved.
“The #NotAskingForIt campaign brings important awareness to the issue of victim blaming,” says Katelyn Cowen, director of the Office of Health Promotion. “The video project reminds us that no matter what you wear, how you act or where you are, no one is asking to be sexually assaulted.”
The #NotAskingForIt video project was initiated by a student at Wesleyan University to bring attention to victim blaming. The video project inspired students at other institutions to create their own videos. You can view the Syracuse University “#NotAskingForIt” video teaser here.
In addition to the “#NotAskingForIt” launch party, the Office of Health Promotion, in collaboration with the student-run PR firm, Hill Communications, has organized a number of events, speakers and programs under the newly expanded Got Consent? Be SU.R.E. campaign. The Got Consent? Be SU.R.E. campaign promotes the notion that people should have shared understanding, respect, and enthusiasm before engaging in any sexual activity. View the full Got Consent? Be SU.R.E. calendar here.
For questions, please contact Jill Sneider, sexual and relationship violence prevention coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 315.443.7126.