The Office of Student Conduct on Southeastern’s campus took advantage of domestic violence awareness month by teaming up with NO MORE to take a stance against domestic violence and sexual assault.
NO MORE is a campaign that raises awareness for domestic violence and sexual assault. Started in 2013 by a coalition of leading advocacy groups, service producers, the U.S. Department of Justice and major cooperation, NO MORE is supported by hundreds of national and local groups, thousands of individuals, organizations, universities and communities.
These supporters are using NO MORE’s signature blue symbol to increase visibility for domestic violence and sexual assault. NO MORE is available to anyone who is committed to help end domestic violence and sexual assault. “Allowing us to use their symbol lets us be a vehicle to promote on campus for student and community outreach,” said the head of the Office of Student Conduct Antoinette Alack.
This past Saturday the Office of Student Conduct put together an event “Roomie Says NO MORE” at Southeastern’s football tailgate. This event allowed families to engage with members of S.O.A.R which is an organization supported by the Office of Student Conduct. The event helped to spread the word about domestic violence and sexual assault amongst students. ”A lot of times students mock the idea of sexual assault bringing this event to campus helps define sexual assault and domestic violence as real,” said Office of Student Conduct worker Jen Rees.
NO MORE donated supplies to Southeastern for this event, which included eye black strips reading “NO MORE” for all students to wear to show support for the cause. “Giving the eye black to the students for awareness helped to show them this is a real cause and can happen to anybody,” said Josten Milan.