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Go Purple for the It's On Us Week Of Action Decorating Contest

This contest is open to all Syracuse University Offices and Departments. Offices are asked to decorate their spaces purple to help raise awareness for dating violence. Additionally, residence halls are encouraged to have their residents decorate their doors in the dorms and run their own building or floor contests. 

Why Purple?: Purple signifies awareness of domestic or relationship violence. October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month and the Office of Health Promotion will be promoting and holding events on campus throughout the month to bring more awareness to the issue. The It’s On Us campaign recognizes that being a prosocial bystander is important when it comes to unhealthy relationships and thGo Purpleat bystanders play a powerful role in keeping our campus community a safer space. Statistically speaking 1 in 3 women and 1 in 4 men have been physically abused by an intimate partner,1 and this does not even account for verbal and emotional abuse in relationships. Relationship violence is most common in among women between the ages of 18 and 24 and nearly half, 43% of dating college women will experience violent and abusive dating behaviors.2 Relationship violence is a prevalent and important issue to be discussing on a college campus, by decorating spaces purple we can show our support to those experiencing abusive relationships. 

Fall 2016 Winners!!


Grand Prize Best Decorated Administration Space
Office of Student Rights & Responsibilites! 

Most Creatively Decorated Space
Office of Institutional Research & Assessment

Most Purple Space
Office of Student Assistance

Most Eye Catching 
Office of Residence Life

Honorable Mention
Office of Multicultural Affairs

To see the winners please follow the following link