Title IX education campaign reaches fundraising goal

e608b5562a689bf1e5d22527bbaffbebGood news, fellow advocates: The amazing campaign to educate every college student about Title IX by fall 2013 has surpassed its $10,000 fundraising goal, bringing in a total of $11,021.

Know Your IX is an ambitious campaign led by rape culture combatants at universities across the country. This impressive group of gals has now finished the fundraising portion and is planning to launch its educational campaign in August.

At a time when so many colleges are failing to give victims the support/justice they deserve, it’s crucial that students know what legal options they have when they’re backed against the wall by administrators.

Know Your IX is a campaign that aims to educate every college student in the U.S. about his or her rights under Title IX by the start of the Fall 2013 academic term. Armed with information, survivors will be able to advocate for themselves during their schools’ grievance proceedings and, if Title IX guarantees are not respected, to file a complaint against their colleges with the Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights. When colleges are confronted with their students’ knowledge and thirst for justice, they will be forced to take proactive steps to end sexual violence, ensuring every student a safe educational environment.

The fundraised money will go toward creating fact sheets on the Title IX complaint process, a hard-hitting social media campaign and full-page ads in student newspapers the first week of the fall semester.

Know Your IX was recently profiled in The New York Times, so check out the full article here. Also follow the campaign on Twitter to stay updated.

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