Who We AreOne Student is a non-profit organization that provides cutting edge programs, resources and opportunities that engage students to create social change to reduce sexual violence.
Mission StatementOne Student provides students and their allies with programs, resources and opportunities to address sexual violence.
- We will treat survivors, secondary survivors and allies with understanding, courage and respect.
- We will remain committed to offering inclusive, accurate and honest education.
- We agree to continue to evolve as an organization by remaining open to new opinions and ideas.
- We will be mindful of our audience’s unique point of view and strive to deliver a message that speaks to the youth and allies we serve.
What We Do
- Encourage students to talk about sexual assault and healthy sexuality within their communities.
- Increase knowledge about sexual violence through programming, outreach and online resources.
- Educate students on immediate actions they can take as bystanders in potential or actual situations of sexual violence.
- Engage stakeholders on college campuses to lead their communities towards zero tolerance for sexual violence.
- Provide support for parents of young adult victims of sexual assault.
- Introduce students and their allies to creative people, tools and resources to address the issues related to sexual assault.
Why One Student?
A Message from the Founders, 11/1/2010In college we were faced with an experience that rocked us to the core and forever changed our lives. As a rape survivor and her best friend we did not know where to go for support, so we turned to each other. We had no idea our personal experience with sexual assault would send us on an extraordinary journey to shift our campus culture and help build a community with zero tolerance for sexual violence. We followed our hearts and our gut because we truly believed that we could make a difference. After months of discussion, research, planning and lots of soul searching we put together an original program to share our story of surviving sexual assault in order to help bring awareness to a topic that most people were afraid to talk about; our program was aptly titled, Let’s Talk About “IT”. We shared our message with our campus community. One community turned into two, then three and now more than 300 campuses later our mission continues to grow and we are more hopeful than ever that empowered students will build safer, stronger and more respectful communities.
- The college senior who came back to see us at a program on her campus three years later because our words had stayed with her and she was able to prevent her own sexual assault.
- The partner of a survivor who shared with us, that he finally felt like he could talk to and support his girlfriend through her recovery.
- The survivor who has been silent but shared that she wants to face her nightmare and begin to heal.
- The athlete who realized that there are simple things they can do to help keep their friends safe.
- The survivor whose family did not believe them when they spoke out but they now know it was not their fault.
- Kelly Addington
- Paul N. Gross, Esq
- Legal Counsel
- Sabrina Sadler
- NWLB Coordinator
- Becca Tieder
Board of Directors
- Katie VIckers
- Corey Lilburn
- Vice Chair
- Dr. Liana Fox
- Judge Raymond Gross
- Connie Nachman