Howard University launches sexual assault prevention campaign

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Howard University launched a new sexual assault prevention campaign Wednesday.

With National Campus Safety Awareness Month approaches in September, Howard University kicked off their year-long campaign, “HU Stands” to combat sexual assault on campus.

“We are committed to fostering and maintaining an academic and work environment that is free of sexual assault, sexual harassment, and other forms of interpersonal violence.” says Howard University President Wayne A. I. Frederick. “Sexual assault against our students will not be tolerated. It is our duty as a campus community to make Howard University a safe environment for everyone and that begins with education and prevention.”

An average of one in four undergraduate students experience sexual assault by the time they finish college, according to a nationwide survey conducted by the Office on Violence Against Women and the Bureau of Justice Statistics.

The goal of HU Stands is to engage all campus stakeholders and deliver a strong call to action for the HU community. Through the campaign activities, participants will be educated on the following:

  • How to look for Interpersonal Violence
  • How to prevent Interpersonal Violence
  • What options and resources are available if one experiences Interpersonal Violence
  • How the Interim Title IX Policy deals with cases of Interpersonal Violence
  • Ways in which members of the campus community can engage and pledge to ‘take a stand.’

For more information, or to take the pledge, visit

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