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University System of Maryland Hagerstown

Students Participate in Roundtable Discussion at the White House

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“It’s On Us,” a national campaign that was launched by President Obama in September, is designed to empower campus communities to stop sexual assaults before they happen. It features major media personalities and sports stars, but relies on the efforts of student leaders to step up and change culture around campus sexual violence.

Roshni Patel, the USMH Student Council President, was invited to the White House on October 22 to attend a roundtable discussion titled, “Ending Campus Sexual Assault.” Led by Tina Tchen, the Executive Director of White House Council on Women and Girls, the event’s purpose was to generate conversation between Ms. Tchen and student leaders across Maryland to further inform the campaign’s strategy and then share ideas for addressing this issue on campuses around the country. The student council president of each USM university and an additional student leader were invited to attend.  Nicole Hopkins, USM student council representative at USMH joined Roshni.