October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month

On average, nearly 20 people per minute are physically abused by an intimate partner in the United States. During one year, this equates to more than 10 million women and men.

This year, we are participating in the Domestic Violence Awareness Project’s #1Thing campaign. Change can start with only #1Thing. One person’s actions may seem insignificant, but together a communities’ collective “#1Things” can lead to real social transformation.

The #1Thing Community Pledge is a call to action, an invitation, a voluntary choice, and an opportunity to affirm your commitment to end domestic violence. Taking the pledge says that you will help end domestic violence by pledging to do #1Thing. Click this link or the emblem below.


Come pick up your purple ribbon from the Title IX Coordinator on the 3rd floor of the Slane Student Center, Office 317.

Across the country, families, and friends of victims of domestic violence have adopted the purple ribbon to remember and honor their loved ones who have lost their lives at the hands of a person they once loved and trusted.*

Shelters and local battered person’s programs use the purple ribbon to raise awareness about the crime of domestic violence in their communities. In addition to the demonstration of support for victims and advocates, the community’s display of purple ribbons conveys a powerful message that there is no place for domestic violence in the homes, neighborhoods, workplaces or schools of its citizens.*

*Also check out Family Services of Piedmont for additional information and services.

Click here for more resources about domestic/dating violence.