Sexual assault is a serious issue on college campuses today. Many organizations, including sororities and fraternities, have made it a point to take a stand and educate themselves on the many components of this complex epidemic. But the Sigma Chi chapter at the University of Waterloo made an effort to educate others while at the same time educating themselves.
Earlier this school year, the chapter released a PSA entitled “Break the Silence” in which they speak out about sexual assault and the culture of it on college campus. The purpose of the video was two-fold: while raising awareness on their campus about sexual assault, the chapter also became more knowledgeable about the issues themselves. Sigma Chi member Dominic Aquilina told The Record, “We don’t claim to be experts. We want to educate ourselves and raising awareness in the community is a bonus. First and foremost, we are working on us and leading by example.”
People in their community are impressed with the video. Denise Whitehead, an assistant professor in the department of sexuality, marriage and family studies commended the boys on “asking young men to take responsibility for their actions and more importantly, not to be bystanders.”
Check out Sigma Chi’s video here:
Good job, guys..
[via The Record]