CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (WNCN) – Students at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill took a stand Thursday night against sexual assault on campus.
Hundreds of students marched from Cameron Avenue to Franklin Street to raise awareness about on campus sexual assaults.
The event was organized by the Greek organizations. They pointed out that statistics show one in five women will experience sexual violence during their time in college.
Participants heard from one woman who said she was a survivor of sexual violence. She explained the challenges she faced at the time.
“Just, sometimes lack of resources and you know, I really wanted to find someone who I could connect with who went through this and that’s why I’ve been speaking and I’ve met a lot of different survivors along the way and we’ve shared our stories and it’s helped with healing,” said Lauren Dembski, sexual assault survivor.
After the march, students discussed sexual assault prevention. The event was also a fundraiser for the Orange County Rape Crisis Center.