It's estimated that one in five women is sexually assaulted while she's in college. It most often occurs in her freshman or sophomore year, by someone she knows.
And it's on every one of us to stop that trend.
Our responsibility is to get off of the sidelines. Don't just be a bystander: Intervene when you see someone who might be at risk.
That's what the new It's On Us message -- narrated by actor Jon Hamm -- is all about. Watch the video, then take the pledge to help prevent campus sexual assault.
The PSA is part of It's On Us, a campaign to prevent campus sexual assault, which launched earlier this fall when President Obama and Vice President Biden joined leaders from colleges and universities, media companies, the sports world, and grassroots organizations. The campaign builds on the recommendations put forth by the White House’s Task Force to Protect Students from Sexual Assault, and is part of the ongoing commitment that the President and Vice President have to ensuring that all of us – both men and women – are part of the solution.
Want to get involved? Next week -- November 17-21 -- colleges and universities across the country will join a “National Week of Action” to mobilize students on across the country to get involved in It’s On Us. With more than 130 events across the country, there's still time to get involved -- take the pledge now at ItsOnUs.org.