The courageous women and men who are speaking out about their assaults should not have to share the most horrific experiences of their lives publicly in order to get the attention of their schools and their government. That shouldn't be on them.
"It's on Us" sends a potent message to college students and asks that they take its four-point pledge. However, in order to truly combat this enormous problem, colleges and universities need to take this campaign pledge as well.
The storm of criticism, investigations and lawsuits arising from the campus sexual assault crisis suggests that this is a critical opportunity for colleges and universities to self-examine the weaknesses in the existing systems of prevention and investigation of sexual assaults.