Presidential Committee on Campus Sexual Assault
In September 2014, Temple University’s then-President Neil Theobald formed the Presidential Committee on Campus Sexual Misconduct to take stock of the current policies, procedures and campus climate regarding sexual misconduct, as well as develop strategies and recommendations to ensure that Temple University is providing a safe environment for all.
Based on their findings, the Presidential Committee on Campus Sexual Misconduct proposes a number of recommendations to help ensure that Temple University is addressing sexual misconduct prevention needs and providing the most effective services to the university community by increasing the education on sexual misconduct and strengthening the infrastructure of sexual misconduct resources and services.
Temple University and Temple Athletics are proud to join the White House, universities and companies across the country in furthering the effort to end sexual assault on college campuses.
The It’s On Us initiative is a cultural movement aimed at fundamentally shifting the way we think, talk about and act in response to the issue of sexual assault. The initiative asks everyone – men and women – to make a personal commitment to holding themselves and each other accountable and realize that the solution begins with us.
Temple University student-athletes from every intercollegiate athletic program took part in a public service announcement video. Temple administrators, coaches and student leaders have also taken the It’s On Us pledge.
Their videos can be viewed at www.owlsports.com/ItsOnUs
In January 2017, Temple announced that it will receive more than $25,000 in funding to combat sexual assault on campus after Pennsylvania selected the university as one of its first “It’s On Us PA” grant recipients. Temple’s $25,853 grant is part of nearly $1 million in funds earmarked in the 2016-17 state budget by Gov. Tom Wolf’s administration for the campaign.
The “It’s On Us” initiative at Temple seeks to improve education and support for students by increasing awareness and reporting of incidents of sexual assault. The state grant will support a focus group moderator, institution-wide educational campaigns, an online reporting system and population-specific marketing materials for Title IX and counseling services at Temple. Learn more about the grant here.
For more information and to take the It’s On Us pledge, visit http://itsonus.org.