From the CBS 8 Troy Newsroom-- April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month, and it's drumming up a lot of emotion on Troy University's campus. This after a current and former university student were attacked last month.
Troy University's organization Sexual Assault and Violence Education, better known as S.A.V.E., asked students to stamp their hands on a banner. They say it's to take a stand against violence and show support for those who've been attacked.
Hundreds of Troy University students stamped their hands to show their putting an end to sexual assault and violence on and around campus. It's all part of the S.A.V.E. organization's month-long campaign to raise awareness of sexual assaults.
"One in four women in the college years are going to be raped, so that's a national statistic," says organizer Kimbrlei McCain.
Three weeks ago, police say a current and former university student were sexually assaulted on the same day in the same neighborhood.
"I think having it now since the recent events people will take a much more personal feel to it," says McCain.
Chris Clark says he's dedicating his hand print to those victims
"With all these violent attacks happening on and off campus and so close to home, I just want to show that I show my support," says Clark.
For Virginia Brandt, it's events like these that hit close to home.
"I've had some experience with some friends of mine, and I just feel like everyone needs to be supported, and there should not be this type of violence in the world," says Brandt.
And for those short sixty seconds it took to sign the banner, students say they felt unity, and as one, they say they'll do their part to end violence.
"I cannot tolerate these types of things, and I think most of Troy will definitely agree with that," says Brandt.
Organizers say the banner will hang in the Trojan Center.
S.A.V.E. does offer counseling to all students, and staff members say they've reached out to the sexual assault victims and their families.