An attack, in any sense is not something to be taken lightly. It is probable that for many the word elicits images and thoughts of someone causing physical harm to another, and while this is certainly the predominant conception of the term, it is only one potential understanding of it that we can have. There are many ways that an attack can manifest, whether or not there is a physical component, and even more ways in which one can do harm. By this definition, instances of attacks are likely more common than you would expect, and this will be explored in the series of narratives seen below.
It is both painful and difficult to accept that these things happen around us on campus all the time, yet the incredibly courageous individuals featured in these videos serve as living proof. What’s more is that they demonstrate that these events can be overcome, and are not defining. Sharing stories, as well as hearing them from others greatly facilitates healing, opening a dialogue, and establishing a nurturing and accepting community and that is the foundation of our goal. We hope to both raise awareness in those who have not experienced these things, and more importantly, to provide them for those who have so that they do not feel alone in their struggles.
SJU Senior Shares Experience of Homophobia on Retreat
SJU Junior talks about racial issues on campus
SJU Senior shares experience of sexual assault on campus.
SJU senior shares her experiences with Ignorance on campus.
SJU freshman talks about the anxieties that come with her Alopecia.
Student's experience with assault
SJU Junior gives an insight to her experience of racism on campus.
SJU student's story of sexual assault
SJU Senior Speaks Out About The Feeling of Racial Divides.
SJU sophomore film major speaks on his experiences with stereotyping.
SJU Student RA, discusses how to implement change on campus.
SJU senior reacts to discriminatory attacks on SJU campus.
An SJU student reads the experience of a senior international student.
An SJU senior discusses her experience of sexual assault.
A former SJU student shares her story of being sexually assaulted abroad.
Musical theatre major shares her struggle following an on-campus incident.
SJU Advocate expresses the need for change on campus.
SJU student shares her difficulty to "find her place" as a minority.
SJU student reads the story of a peer who was racially attacked.
SJU student shares experience with lack of support after harassment.
SJU student reads a fellow student's story of language based bias.