Theta Chi to hold candle light reflection for sexual assault victims

The men of Theta Chi fraternity and other ISU students will hold a candle light reflection in honor of sexual assault victims. 

The silent vigil is planned to be from 7 to 7:45 p.m. Feb. 8, at the Margaret Sloss Women’s Center at the Sloss House. 

Brennan Goodman, senior in environmental science, helped organize the reflection in an effort to “spark community-wide action.” 

Goodman said attendees will write positive messages and words of encouragement to survivors of sexual assault and domestic violence on blank canvases with teal and purple markers — the awareness colors for sexual assault and domestic violence.

The canvases will be displayed in the Memorial Union and other areas around the campus. Attendees can bring candles, but they must be covered or battery-powered. 

The event will be silent and a time for personal reflection for attendees who have experienced or know someone who has experienced sexual assault or domestic violence.

Goodman said he thinks everyone on campus should be talking about how to prevent sexual assault.

“We could all do something,” he said.

Another event to promote sexual assault awareness and prevention is scheduled for Feb. 18.