"Fire Starters" hope to ignite change following sexual assault on ND campus
UPDATE: NOTRE DAME, Ind - Teal t-shirts will pop up across Notre Dame's blue and gold campus Tuesday to promote Sexual Awareness Week, just two days after another student reported they were sexually assaulted early Sunday morning in residence hall.
According to the school's student-run newspaper, The Observer, Sunday's attack was the third sexual assault reported to Notre Dame police in the month of October. Prior to October, the newspaper had not reported a sexual assault since April.
In all three emails sent to students and faculty following October's sexual assaults, Notre Dame police have stressed the same caution, urging everyone to be aware of their surroundings.
Now, a group called "Fire Starters" is taking action, hoping to ignite change on their campus. The group passed out teal shirts Monday with the phrase "Question the Status Quo," and everyone is expected to sport the t-shirts on campus Tuesday.
"Teal Out Tuesday" is one of several events apart of Sexual Awareness Week happening on campus.
NOTRE DAME, Ind, - Students on Notre Dame’s campus passed out a thousand teal t-shirts on Monday to promote Sexual Assault Awareness Week. The shirt designed by the students reads “Question the status quo”.
"This was a t-shirt that was designed by our students and in many ways we want to defeat and change the status quo, which means that we have to change how we behave,” said Director of the Gender Relations Center G. David Moss.