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Together We Can

In a way only Widener leaders can, Bryan Solomon went to work.

The sophomore mechanical engineering student was on a mission to organize a week of activities in March to support the national NO MORE campaign – a grassroots movement that seeks to make domestic violence and sexual assault awareness and prevention a priority.

Solomon was inspired in part by criminal justice courses he took with Dr. Sarah Nicksa, who he says shared a passion about the need to increase awareness of sexual assault and dating violence.

 “I see this as a week where we can be proactive to make Widener as safe as possible for all current and future students, faculty and staff,” he said of Widener’s NO MORE Week, which will take place March 14-18.

Solomon, who is considering a criminal justice minor, also felt a connection to this cause because of his two sisters.

“If I can do something to help prevent instances of domestic violence and sexual assault, I feel like in some way I am making things a little safer for
my sisters,” Solomon said.

He added that as a brother of Alpha Tau Omega and a member of the Widener Track & Field team, he knows that both individuals involved in Greek life and student athletes can have tremendous influence in changing social norms and attitudes that can contribute to acts of domestic violence and sexual assault.

“I enlisted the help of my Alpha Tau Omega brothers to organize Widener’s NO MORE Week, and the other fraternities and sororities on campus have supported us by helping to sponsor and administer some of the planned events,” Solomon explained.

“I also worked with various individuals on campus, including our Title IX coordinators and President Wollman, to ensure that the entire university is on board with what I am trying to accomplish.”

Solomon’s desire to gather as many resources as possible to support the NO MORE initiative fits perfectly with the group’s mission.

Together we can end domestic violence and sexual assault,” reads the NO MORE logo.

Along with a week of events, the brothers of Alpha Tau Omega are collecting cell phones and selling shirts that say "Widener University Says No More" to benefit Delaware County agencies that assist victims of domestic violence and sexual assault.

For more information about NO MORE Week contact wusaysnomore@gmail.com or for regular updates and a complete list of events visit the WU Says NO MORE Facebook page.