“WalkTU” Kicks Off Sexual Assault Awareness Month

Students, faculty and professional organizations all gathered around the Bell Tower on Temple University’s campus on Wednesday.

The Temple community joined in the annual “WalkTU” event, sponsored by Temple’s Wellness Resource Center, in order to kick off Sexual Assault Awareness Month 2022.

The walk took place less than one day after Temple’s Panhellenic Council announced it will no longer be associating with the Interfraternity Council on campus until stricter measures are taken to protect against sexual assault. 

This comes after multiple sexual assault allegations against numerous fraternities on campus.

“I couldn’t just sit there and not say anything,” said Mikayla Andrzejewski, Panhellenic Council President when asked what her reaction was to the allegations.

Temple Update’s Ashleigh Dzomba spoke with the Program Coordinator for Fraternity and Sorority life at Temple, Vicky Nucci.

“This has been a really pivotal semester for them understanding their role for sexual assault prevention on our campus so it was just awesome that [they] had a platform to show what they’re most passionate about.

The walk traveled up Liacouras walk, past the Bagel Hut, and down Broad Street.

The event also included resource tables so the community could learn more about how they can play a role in preventing sexual violence.

Other speakers at the walk included Women Organized Against Rape (WOAR) Education Outreach Director and Phi Sigma Sigma sorority president, Abbi Knouse.

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