TKE Announces It's On Us Partnership
INDIANAPOLIS - Tau Kappa Epsilon International Fraternity is pleased to announce its official partnership with the White House's recently launched "It's On Us" campaign since November 5th. "It's On Us" is a national effort to prevent sexual assault on college and university campuses throughout the nation. The campaign invites college students to take the pledge to stop sexual assault. Additionally, the initiative provides resources for organizations and campuses to utilize at a local level in regard to educational and marking tools. A statement on the White House website states, "'It's On Us' asks everyone -- men and women across America -- to make a personal commitment to step off the sidelines and be part of the solution to prevent campus sexual assault."
Chief Executive Officer Donald E. Aldrich said of the Fraternity's partnership, "Tau Kappa Epsilon is honored to be one of the first of our peers to sign on as a partner to the 'It's On Us' campaign. This endeavor aligns seamlessly with the expectation of TKE members to be gentlemen at all times. We must create an environment where all guests feel comfortable at all times. We must empower our men to eliminate bystander behavior in situations where sexual assault is possible to occur."
Tau Kappa Epsilon and Pi Kappa Alpha Fraternity (PIKE) are currently the only two fraternities to be selected as official partners in the campaign. Other partners include Bing, EA Sports, Newsweek, and the NCAA. To further advance efforts made by Tau Kappa Epsilon, Professional Staff members Greg Roskopf, Pat Gleason, Chris Niles and Daniel Klopfenstein have been invited to meet at the The White House with officials from the Office of Public Engagement.
Prior to TKE's partnership, the Fraternity had completed an extensive amount of training with more than 8,600 of collegiate members and candidates. With over 97% of TKE's membership base completing eCompliance training, the Offices of the Grand Chapter will continue to look for ways to educate members on safe and appropriate behaviors in all social situations.
Frater Aldrich said further, "TKE has been a leader throughout our storied history and we must work collaboratively to swiftly bring this sickening act to an end on college campuses."
Follow the link to take the "It's On Us" pledge and learn more about the initiative.
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