During its inaugural year as a CIO on Grounds in 2010, the White Ribbon Campaign worked to establish its primary goals and solidify its place among the student body. The organization's two main goals are to raise funds for the U.Va. Women's Center and to build awareness about domestic violence. In addition to conducting several successful events, the group has participated in numerous training sessions that provide information about bystander intervention, how to support a survivor, and how to understand and shape policy regarding domestic violence.
The White Ribbon Campaign at U.Va. is a member of the Sexual Assault Leadership Council (SALC), an umbrella group for the sexual assault and domestic violence related activist groups on Grounds. Specifically, the White Ribbon Campaign participated in SALC's Take Back the Night week. As we move to the future, we hope to continue to uphold our organization's mission and to make the policy and issues surrounding domestic violence more transparent to the student community at the University of Virginia.
Please show your solidarity against violence in our community and in the world.
I've taken the pledge, now it's up to you. Don't turn your back on violence. Your silence can be deadly.
The Charlottesville Police Department supports the White Ribbon Campaign, and stands behind those who step forward to put an end to senseless tragedy.
Tim Longo, Chief of Police
NOTE: Although this organization has members who are University of Virginia students and may have University employees associated or engaged in its activities and affairs, the organization is not a part of or an agency of the University. It is a separate and independent organization which is responsible for and manages its own activities and affairs. The University does not direct, supervise or control the organization and is not responsible for the organization's contracts, acts, or omissions.