It's On Us to stop sexual assault

What is It's On Us?

It’s On Us is a national campaign that requires pledging a personal commitment to keep women and men safe from sexual assault and rape. It is a promise not to be a bystander to the problem, but to be a part of the solution by creating an environment where sexual assault is unacceptable.

#ItsOnUs

It's On Us + Icing Icing Icing Hearts Choices's Choices

Choices in what we wear, how we accessorize, and most importantly the choice to consent.

No one has the right to take our choice away. We want to fight for everyone’s right to choose their sexual partner and support survivors. We refuse to be a bystander to sexual assault. It’s time to be proactive and become part of the solution. Join Icing and It’s On Us to end sexual assault by taking the pledge.

It's On Us

to recognize that non-consensual sex is sexual assault

to identify situations in which sexual assault may occur.

to intervene in situations where consent has not or cannot be given.

to create an environment in which sexual assault is unacceptable and survivors are supported.

Jessica Szohr
It's On Us Ambassador
Matt McGory
It's On Us Ambassador
Josh Hutchinson
It's On Us Ambassador

Facts and Prevention

Tip 1

Consent is voluntary and mutual, and can be withdrawn at any time.

Tip 2

Past consent does not mean current or future consent.

Tip 3

There is no consent when there is force, intimidation, or coercion.

Tip 4

One cannot always consent if under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs.

Tip 5

Talk to your friends honestly and openly about sexual assault.

Tip 6

Don’t just be a bystander - if you see something, intervene in any way you can.

Tip 7

Trust your gut. If something looks like it might be a bad situation, it probably is.

Tip 8

Be direct. Ask someone who looks like they may need help if they’re okay.

Tip 9

Get someone to help you if you see something - enlist a friend, RA, bartender, or host to help step in.

Tip 10

Keep an eye on someone who has had too much to drink.

Tip 11

If you see someone who is too intoxicated to consent, enlist their friends to help them leave safely.

Tip 12

Recognize the potential danger of someone who talks about planning to target another person at a party.

Tip 13

Be aware if someone is deliberately trying to intoxicate, isolate, or corner someone else.

Tip 14

Get in the way by creating a distraction, drawing attention to the situation, or separating them.

Tip 15

Understand that if someone does not or cannot consent to sex, it’s rape.

Tip 16

Never blame the victim.

Tip 17

If you are a victim or survivor, or helping someone in that situation go to notalone.gov to get the resources and information you need. You can also call the National Sexual Assault Hotline at 1.800.656.HOPE

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Video and Resources

For more information please visit itsonus.org

If you are a victim or survivor, or helping someone in that situation go to notalone.gov to get the resources and information you need. You can also call the National Sexual Assault Hotline at 1.800.656.HOPE

Take the Pledge

This pledge is a personal commitment to help keep women and men safe from sexual assault.

It is a promise not to be a bystander to the problem, but to be a part of the solution.