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Rodney Davis encourages discussion at Campus Safety Summit

U.S. Representative Rodney Davis (R-Ill) meets with student leaders and university officials to talk about issues including sexual assault and safety at the Illini Union on Tuesday, April 5th, 2016.

By Vivienne Henning

April 5, 2016

Congressman Rodney Davis agspoke to students and faculty about sexual assault safety measures at the Illini Union Tuesday. Coinciding with Sexual Assault Awareness month, Davis spoke around the state Monday and Tuesday at the Campus Safety Summits for Southern Illinois University and Illinois S...

University a cappella groups compete to raise sexual assault awareness

No Strings Attached A Capella (pictured) is one of nine groups performing at Acatoberfest. Kirsten Myles (center) performed with No Strings Attached at the International Championship of Collegiate A Cappella in 2014.

By Yi Zhang

February 3, 2016

University students are hoping to bring awareness to sexual assault on college campuses through the power of song in the It’s On Us campaign’s “Til It Happens To You: Sing for Survivors Contest.”ssThe It’s On Us campaign, along with “The Hunting Ground” documentary and ROK Mobile, launch...

Illinois Student Senate releases fall 2015 budget report

By Daily Illini Staff Report

December 3, 2015

The Illinois Student Senate published its fall budget report on Wednesday. According to the report, the student senate’s current balance is $35,633.58 and the available balance is $23,588.12.Each Assembly the student senate receives $39,000 in funding to be spent how it sees fit. Money that is not spent...

University to participate in national week of action to stop sexual assault

The it's on us campaign raises awareness for sexual assault by the Alma Mater on Oct. 29, 2015.

By Samantha Jones Toal

November 9, 2015

The spattering of orange and blue t-shirts with the statement “It’s On Us” is found across campus on students who signed a pledge to prevent sexual assault last year.“Almost every day I see someone wearing an “It’s On Us” campaign t-shirt,” said Matt Hill, Illinois Student Senate vice presiden...

UI student named to national "It's On Us" advisory committee

Vice President Joe Biden puts on an

By Daily Illini Staff Report

October 6, 2015

Matt Hill, Illinois Student Senate vice president-external, will serve on a national student-run It’s On Us advisory committee, according to a press release from Generation Progress and the Center for American Progress.The 17 students, who will be on the student advisory committee, were announced Tu...

Biden’s visit inspires continued interest in campaign to end sexual assault

Vice President Joe Biden spoke to University students at Campus Recreation Center East on Thursday about the

By Maggie Sullivan

May 10, 2015

By Maggie Sullivanstaff writerVice President Joe Biden visited the University to celebrate students’ efforts with the “It’s On Us” campaign to end sexual assault on college campuses. The White House launched the “It’s On Us” campaign in October and the University quickly led the pack in ...

Biden addresses male role in ending sexual assault

Vice President Joe Biden spoke to University students at Campus Recreation Center East on Thursday about the

By Declan Harty

April 23, 2015

Vice President Joe Biden stressed the importance of the role of men in speaking out and supporting survivors of sexual assault at the “It’s On Us” rally at Campus Recreation Center East on Thursday.Biden commended survivors for their courage when speaking out about their assaults and encourage...

LIVE: Biden speaks on supporting survivors

LIVE: Biden speaks on supporting survivors

By Daily Illini Staff Report

April 23, 2015

2:15 p.m.: Joe Biden visited the Alma Mater before going back to Washington. {{tncms-asset app="editorial" id="ee165780-e9f3-11e4-bab5-771c464104a6"}} ** 1:55 p.m.:  The event has ended and the crowds are leaving CRCE. ** 1:35 p.m.: Sexual assault statistics have not changed in the past 20 years, Bi...

Biden visit to UI to stress accomplishments in 'It’s On Us' Initiative

By Declan Harty

April 23, 2015

Vice President Joe Biden will be accompanied by actress Jessica Szohr on his Thursday visit to the University to stress accomplishments made by students at the University and recognize the importance behind Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month, according to a press release.Biden will also release de...