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

Fall 2017

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 and show support for survivors and people impacted by any form of interpersonal violence. Additionally, residence halls are encouraged to have their residents decorate their doors in the dorms and run their own building or floor contests. 

Registration: Please register your office by Monday October 23rd at midnight (registration link)

Information and Statistics: Please only use information from reputable sources, it is important to share accurate and current information while raising awareness! Some example of resources to use are the Syracuse University SRV Resource GuideRAINNVera House Inc., and the CDC. If you have any questions please reach out via facebook message on the It's On Us SU facebook page.

Judging: Judging will take place by a panel of student volunteers involved in the It’s On Us campaign from Monday October 23rd to Friday October 27th. Decisions will be announced Friday at 4PM and previewed on the It’s On Us SU facebook page and other social media platforms! 

Awards: All winners will be featured on the Office of Health Promotion website and have the opportunity to have a brief bio of the staff and why they participated in this contest

  • Grand Prize Best Decorated 
  • Most Creatively Decorations Space
  • Most Purple Space
  • Most Interactive Space
  • Most Eye Catching 
  • Most Liked Space -Facebook : In order to qualify for this award please post a photo of your space using the hashtags #ItsOnUsSU #SUgoesTEAL . The image with the most social media likes on facebook by noon on Friday October 27th will win this award!
  • Most Liked Space -Instagram : In order to qualify for this award please post a photo of your space using the hashtags #ItsOnUsSU #SUgoesTEAL . The image with the most social media likes on instagram by noon on Friday October 27th will win this award!
  • Most Liked Space -Twitter : In order to qualify for this award please post a photo of your space using the hashtags #ItsOnUsSU #SUgoesTEAL . The image with the most social media likes on twitter by noon on Friday October 27th will win this award! 

Register Your Office Here

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 that 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