April Sexual Assault Awareness Month

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Participate By

  • Coming to our events

  • Learning and discussing with your friends about how you can help

  • Make your own bystander pledge video and send it to us at itsonusmit@gmail.com

  • Be part of future steps by joining the titleix-interest@mit.edu list by clicking here (certificates needed)

  • Taking the MIT Pledge

The MIT Bystander pledge

What We Stand For

This is a personal commitment to help keep people safe from sexual assault. The goal is to create an environment in which sexual assault is unacceptable and survivors are supported across campus.
In order to be a part of the solution, I will:

LEARN about sexual misconduct

Discuss among your community
Ask questions
Understand what consent is

THINK about how to make a positive impact

Examine personal attitudes that perpetuate rape myths
Consider the effect one action can have in your community
Identify situations in which sexual assault may occur

ACT in situations where consent has not or cannot be given

Check in with friends
Speak up when something doesn't feel right
Intervene as an active bystander

SUPPORT the people in my community

Listen with an open mind
Connect with resources at MIT and beyond
Follow up with people you care about

Sign the Pledge
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