It's On Us

Join the It's On Us cultural movement aimed at fundamentally shifting the way we think about sexual assault. It's On Us is a rallying cry inviting everyone to step up and realize that the solution begins with us. It’s a declaration that sexual assault is not only a crime committed by a perpetrator against a victim, but a societal problem in which all of us have a role to play. We are reframing sexual assault in a way that inspires everyone to see it as their responsibility to do something, big or small, to prevent it. BGSU is charged with creating an environment, be it a dorm room, a party, a club or a sports team, or the greater college campus, where sexual assault is unacceptable and survivors are supported. 

Because sexual assault is a crime of power and control, the most important thing to consider when engaging in sexual behavior is the CONSENT of the other person involved. Only a person's consent gives one the right to engage in sexual contact. 

The well-being of the other person is of the utmost importance during any sexual encounter. Be aware of what your partner is saying or not saying during an encounter. When in doubt about proceeding to the next level of intimacy, ask. Checking in with your partner about what you are doing is a way of sharing the power and control of the situation that was initiated by you with them. This keeps the interaction an equal and safe situation for both parties.

  • Consent must be voluntary.
  • An individual cannot consent who is:
    • Substantially impaired by any drug or intoxicant; or
    • Who has been compelled by force, threat of force, or deception; or
    • Who is unaware that the act is being committed; or 
    • Whose ability to consent is impaired because of a mental or physical condition; or
    • Who is coerced by supervisory or disciplinary authority.
  • Consent may be withdrawn at any time.
  • Prior sexual activity or relationship does not, in and of itself, constitute consent.
  • An individual must be of legal age to give consent, as defined by the State of Ohio.

Build the Best BG Week | November 14 - 19, 2016

Monday, November 14
  • AUDRIE & DAISY Free Movie Screening | Math Science 220 | 5 PM
    • Audrie and Daisy is an urgent real-life drama that examines the ripple effects on families, friends, schools, and communities when who undersage young women find that sexual assault crimes against them have been caught on camera.
Tuesday, November 15
  • It's On Us Reaffirmation Event  | Noon | Falcon's Nest
    • Remarks from Dr. Thomas Gibson, Vice President for Student Affairs and Vice Provost
    • A Capella version of "Till it Happens to You" by Lady GaGa | Selfie Station | It's On Us T-Shirts to the First 100 Students
  • Islamophobia: What You Might Not Know About Islam | 3 PM | BTSU 308
  • On Field Recgonition at BGSU vs Kent State Football Game | 7 PM | Doyt Perry Stadium
Wednesday, November 16
  • Generation Ali: Celebrating the Legacy of Muhammad Ali at BGSU | 6 - 8 PM | Olscamp 115
    • Join We Are One Team (WA1T) and the Muhammad Ali Center for an evening celebrating Muhammad Ali and his legacy. At the event, the Muhammad Ali Center will reflect on Ali's life by offering strategies on how to honor his legacy at BGSU and beyond.
  • iStand Training | 5:30 - 6:30 PM
    • Inclusive Leadership: Focusing on inclusive language and spaces.
Thursday, November 17
  • Information Tabling | BTSU | 11 AM - 3 PM
    • Take the pledge - Get a T-shirt
  • Islamophobia" Panel Discussion on Dress | 10 AM - 2 PM | Union Theatre
Friday, November 18
  • Not In Our Town Peace March | Noon | Meeting at Corner of Wooster and Main Street
  • Islamophobia: Paralleling Religion | Noon - 2 PM | BTSU Theatre
  • iStand Training | 1 - 2:30 PM 
  • Islamaphobia: The Evolution of Visual Respresentation and Stereotyping of Islamic Culture | 3 - 5 PM | BTSU Theatre
  • WA1T Sporting Day | 6 - 8:30 PM | Perry Field House
    • Learn how to play cricket. International Programs and Indian Student Association.
Saturday, November 19
  • Holiday Parade | 10 AM | Downtown BG

Consent | Wednesday, November 30, 6 - 7 PM | Business Administration 106

Healthy Relationships | Friday, December 2, 4 - 5 PM | Business Administration 103

Speaker: Rus Funk | March 29

National Week of Action | April 2017

5k and Dog Walk | Late Spring Semester 2017

Faith DeNardo - Co-Chair
Director of Wellness Connection
Vicky Kulicke - Co-Chair
Equity and Diversity Officer in the Office of Equity and Diversity
Deanna WoodHouse
Equity and Diversity Assistant
Meghan Horn
Assistant Coordinator for Student Athletic Services
Arielle Patty
Advocate from The Cocoon
Brooke Martin
Student in Marketing for Recreation and Wellness

It's On Us

The videos below were made by Planned Parenthood. The videos explain what consent is and what consent looks like.


The only way to know if someone wants to have sex with you is to ask. Consent is about asking, and listening to the answer.


Enthusiastic consent is when both people are clearly into what's happening. Here's what that looks like.


Sometimes your partner looks unsure, isn't totally into it, or needs to talk about things before moving forward. Here's how to pause and check in with your partner.

When they're just not into it

Sometimes your partner doesn't want to do what you're interested in, is too drunk or high to consent, or is just simply not into you. Here's how to handle these situations with respect.