It's On Us Action Team
It's on us - all of us - to prevent sexual assault and other interpersonal violence.
SUNY Cortland supports the national movement, It's On Us which challenges all of us to:
- recognize that non-consensual sex is sexual assault.
- identify situations in which sexual violence may occur.
- intervene in situations where consent has not or cannot be given.
- create an environment in which sexual violence is unacceptable and survivors are supported.
At SUNY Cortland, we expand the notion of sexual violence to include not only sexual assault, but also, intimate partner (domestic/dating) violence and stalking. The SUNY Cortland It's On Us Action Team, comprised of students, faculty and staff members, works to annually provide a variety of programs and educational initiatives throughout the year.
How can you be all in?
- Follow SUNY Cortland It's On Us on Instagram.
- Join the It's on Us Action Team.
- Meetings are held bi-weekly.
- Attend and support our events throughout the year.
SUNY Cortland is committed to educating all new and current students, as well as employees, in a variety of prevention and awareness educational programs to decrease violence and maintain a culture where sexual assault and acts of violence are not tolerated. Positive bystander intervention education helps too both prevent misconduct and create a positive campus climate. It's On Us!
Its On Us Action Team Members
Action Team Members:
Marissa Whitaker, Prevention Education (Co-Chair)
Samuel Halligan, Title IX (Co-Chair)
Alan Jones, Student Life
Alyssa Jenkins, Residence Life and Housing
Amanda Wasson, University Police
Courtney Wormuth, Athletics
Cynthia Lake, Residence Life and Housing
Gregory Diller, Advisement and Transition
Hunter Martorella, Students Active For Ending Rape (SAFER)
Jaclyn Lawrence, Athletics
Jason Welch, University Police
Katrina Hodge, Multicultural Life and Diversity
Lauren Scagnelli, Health Promotion
Lori Reichel, Health Professor
Maggie Wetter, Title IX
Melissa Keelhar, University Police
Michael Pitaro, Student Conduct
Robert Binnall, Career Services
Sage Herne, Aid to Victims of Violence
Samantha Shaffer, Student Conduct
Sandra Wohlleber, Student Life
Taylor Larsen, Residence Life and Housing
Wendy Sirvent, Residence Life and Housing
Zachary Wilson, Advisement and Transition
(List is in alphabetical order).
Sign Up for an Event
Sign up for Red Dragon Hearts our bystander intervention training
Red Dragon Hearts bystander intervention training is focused on intervening in situations of sexual violence before they can occur. We train students and staff how to direct, delegate, or distract if they see a concerning situation.
Sign up for a One Love facilitation workshop
One Love Foundation Escalation Workshops are provided for staff and students to learn recognize the signs of and prevent abusive personal relationships.
Prevention Education Programs
The It's On Us Action Team hosts a variety of programmatic events throughout the year. Below are some of our most popular events. For a comprehensive list of our programs, please email Itsonus@cortland.edu
Consent Cart: Approximately three times a month the Its On Us action team has used a golf cart to taxi students to class. In return students answer questions about consent and have the opportunity to win various prizes!
Welcome Week Ice Cream Social: During the first week of classes the action team hands out stickers, t-shirts, and asks students questions on consent.
Yards for Yeardley: Yards for Yeardley is an awareness and activation event supported by the national foundation, One Love. One Love was founded in honor of Yeardley Love. Students are encouraged to exercise or move for “love”.
If you would like to find out more about the It's On Us Action Team, please email Itsonus@cortland.edu
Updated Fall 2023