Tuesday, October 6, 2015

USNA Midshipmen Selected for "It's On Us" Student Advisory Committee

The "It's On Us" Campaign announced today its Student Advisory Committee, a new initiative to provide exemplary student leaders with a larger role in bringing the the "It's On Us" message to campuses and communities across the country.

Out of more than 100 applicants, 17 students were selected, including Naval Academy MIDN 2/C Shaquil Keels.

"I truly believe that everyone deserves to be treated with dignity and respect," said Keels. "Ending sexual assault won't happen over night, but stepping up and encouraging others to do the same will have a domino effect that will eventually create a society where everyone has the courage to intervene in these situations and make the world a much better and safer place."

Keels, a history major, is a member of 7th Company. He participates in USNA's Sexual Harassment and Assault Prevention Education Program, better known as SHAPE, and the Men’s 1-in-4 Program.

On Sept. 19, 2014, Generation Progress partnered with the White House to launch the "It's On Us" Campaign to help fundamentally shift the way we think about sexual assault. More than 230,000 people around the country have signed the pledge, and the campaign hosted more than 800 events around the country. The campaign is a rallying cry inviting everyone to step up and realize the solution begins with us.

Visit the "It's On Us" website to take the pledge.

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