Georgetown student athletes featured in new video for It’s On Us campaign
Georgetown students Gabriela Elvina (COL’17), Megan Schmidt (COL’15), and Brett Treacy (MSB’15) produced a video featuring Georgetown student athletes to raise awareness about sexual assault. The video is set to debut tonight at halftime during the Georgetown-Kansas men’s basketball game at the Verizon Center.
This is part of the wider It’s on Us campaign, a national partnership with the White House, that Georgetown and the Big East athletic conference have recently joined. The It’s on Us campaign will also be integrated into the work of the Sexual Assault Working Group here at Georgetown to provide training to both students and student-athletes.
At the end of the video, student viewers are encouraged to take on the It’s on Us pledge. To officially take the pledge, one simply has to submit his or her name and address or turn their social media profile into an It’s On Us badge.
It also calls for individuals to do the following: recognize that non-consensual sex is sexual assault, identify situations in which sexual assault may occur, intervene in situations where consent has not or cannot be given, and create an environment in which sexual assault is unacceptable and survivors are supported.
Video: Georgetown University via Youtube