CBU moves to end sexual violence with launch of pledge campaign

February 14, 2017

Cape Breton University has launched a new campaign asking members of the university community to make a personal commitment to ending sexual assault. Known as The Pledge, the campaign allows participants to make a formal commitment, either online or in-person, to become an active bystander and to pursue four core principles for ending sexual assault. These principles commit the participant to 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. “Sexual violence and assault is a societal issue that has been plaguing communities and campuses for far too long,” says CBU Interim President Dale Keefe. “I am so proud that CBU is taking charge and stepping up to lead the culture shift and create a stronger, safer community for everyone.” CBU