Blue is For Bully Prevention

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Indiana State University was a sea of blue Monday afternoon, this in an attempt to prevent on campus bullying.

Students and staff from the Multicultural Services and Programs Office set up booths around the fountain, and handed out T-Shirts with the phrase ‘Change the Culture’.

“October first is the the national day of, world day of bully prevention. So today we’re out here giving some information as well as giving some t-shirts,” said LGBTQ Grad Assistant Ray Blaylock.

Blaylock says she’s noticed a shift in the environment on campus, “This has become actually a really big problem, we have students that are being bullied by their sexual orientation, their gender identity”.

Sophomore Jordan Anderson says the T-Shirt campaign is the perfect way to reach students, “It keeps people aware of these situations, and that we have these things on campus. And they wear the shirt and people see that and it’s like oh that’s really cool I didn’t know we had that”.

The Multicultural Services and Programs Office encourages students to come forward and seek help if they feel as though they’ve been disrespected.

For more information on what the office offers, visit https://www.indstate.edu/student-affairs/msp

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