The event was organized by Sigma Phi and Kappa Kappa Gamma and partnered with Alpha Chi Omega and Sigma Sigma Sigma. Money raised will be donated to Orange County Rape Crisis Center.
Andrew Clark, president of Sigma Phi, said an estimated 300 people had gathered around the Old Well, and over 20 organizations were represented.
Speakers like Hathaway Pendergrass, the president of the Board of Directors at the Orange Country Rape Crisis Center, spoke about sexual assault on college campuses. He said phrases like sexual assault were avoided when he was a UNC student.
“We see you. We hear you. We believe you,” Pendergrass said.
After the speakers, attendees walked around Wilson Library and back to the Old Well, passing around a survivor’s story for attendees to read.
One Act, a student wellness organization for sexual violence prevention and education, held workshops after the event about engaging with students through conversations about sexual assault.
Junior Brian Vaughn, risk manager of Sigma Phi, said the workshops can help participants think about how they can take action.
“We can help students identify situations in which sexual assault may occur and empower them to intervene in situations where consent hasn’t been given,” he said.