Scripps College Takes on Sexual Assault
May 15, 2014
URGE at Scripps College has been kicking their sexual assault prevention work into high gear this spring. First, the chapter collaborated with Scripps College Advocates for Survivors of Sexual Assault to start a sexual assault hotline on campus. They also partnered with one of their Deans to make sure this would sustainable and supported by the administration, but run entirely by students. In April, they held a Take Back the Night event with the other Claremont Colleges. Scripps pushed the traditional narrative of what a “safe” community looks like beyond combating sexual assault to include groups that experience other types of harassment and violence. Over 150 people participated in the march and speak out that gave survivors an opportunity to speak out and share their stories. One of their partners, Building Leaders On Campus (BLOC), an organization of men of color, also spoke about their commitment against sexual violence and why it was important to be there.
Perhaps most exciting, after this successful event the chapter has now expanded to serve all five Claremont Colleges!