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“It’s On Us.” The viral campaign that aims to address the nationwide sexual assault issue has been highly visible on television and online over the past two years. Through partnerships with businesses, media outlets, organizations — and yes, universities — the campaign has aimed to educate students on college campuses about the psychological and physical damages that sexual violence causes.
Vice President Joe Biden announced on March 31 that he will speak to students and staff at the University of Colorado-Boulder to mark the importance of April 3- 10 as the national “Week of Action” against sexual assault. The goal of the campaign, beside supporting survivors and stopping further assaults, is to make sure that this is a conversation that is no longer pushed to the side on college campuses.
Information was released by the university hours ago that Biden will be speaking this Friday at the CU Rec Center starting at noon. Students and other attendees are encouraged to arrive early so they can be seated when the event starts. Tickets are on sale from 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday at the UMC in front of The Connection, and a Buff OneCard is required when purchasing. Students are limited to buying one ticket each.
Biden will also be making appearances at University of Pittsburgh and University of Nevada-Las Vegas. More than 150 other colleges and universities are being investigated for Title IX violations for their handling of sexual assault complaints.