Nipissing University Students are taking One Pledge in a bid to end domestic violence. The University Student Union and the One Pledge campaign announced their partnership yesterday with both Mayor Al McDonald and Police Chief Shawn Devine on hand showing support.
The pledge will be signed by students this week as an acknowledgment of creating safe healthy relationships at home, at work and in the community. It hopes to teach children the value of a healthy relationship, and to never condone or commit acts of domestic violence.
NUSU President, Jordan Andrews, says as students, it’s extremely important that they stand in solidarity with the greater community of North Bay, to stop the cycle of violence before it begins. The partnership was also celebrated by incoming NUSU Student Executives who will be heading up the Student Union for the 2017-2018 academic year.
The One Pledge Campaign launched its selfie campaign yesterday as well where students will be taking photos as part of NUSU’s Wellness Week. VP Communications-elect, Tyrel Somerville says the selfie campaign is a great way to have students participate and get the word out. Somerville says with this generation engaging in more of an online capacity, more people will be able to be reached with the message of ending domestic violence.