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The Owls Care staff is available on the second floor of the Breezeway. Photo by Melanie Witherup

Owls Care named No. 1 Peer Education Group

April 4, 2019

The group does more than just hand out condoms — it also teaches students about mental and physical health.

FAU freshman and business major April McPherson holds a sign during the spring 2018 Slut Walk, an event promoting consent and body positivity. The message on her sign is a core belief of Flip the Script — a scientifically proven sexual assault prevention course only available at FAU in the U.S. Photo by Violet Castano

FAU hosts groundbreaking sexual assault prevention program

September 28, 2018

The university is the first school in the U.S. to feature the course.

The flags represent FAU students likely to experience sexual assault in their lifetime, with the blue flags for males, and the black flags for females. 
One in five women, and one in 16 men are sexually assaulted while in college, according to the National Sexual Violence Resource Center. Photo by Brittany Ferrendi| Features Editor

Students speak out against sexual assault

April 7, 2016

Sexual Assault Awareness Week began with the planting of hundreds of blue and black flags outside of the Breezeway. These flags, planted by Owls Care Health Promotion, represent Florida Atlantic students likely to experience sexual assault in their lifetime, with the blue flags representing males and the black flags representing females. One in five women, and 1 in 16 men are sexually assaulted while in college, according to the National Sexual Violence Resource Center. The center also reported that more than 90 percent of sexual assault victims on college campuses do not report the assault. The advertising around campus bears the national logo, “It’s On Us.” This campaign was launched by the White House Task Force in April of 2014 to change campus culture and engage more men in prevention efforts.