An attempt to rid campus of the stigma behind mental health is in full swing at MSU.
This is the first time MSU has changed its direction with the "It's On Us" national campaign by organizing a whole week of events to raise sexual harassment and sexual violence awareness. “The goal of our week of action is really to engage individuals who may not of attended programs and events before, may not of been aware of this issue and its impact of the community, or may not of known how they can individually get involved in efforts to prevent sexual violence," Title IX Coordinator Jessica Norris said.
MSU is the top school in the country for nuclear physics, according to U.S. News and World Report, and the home of the Facility for Rare Isotope Beams, or FRIB, a research facility that impacts the Michigan economy by bringing in jobs and students to the area with opportunities and advancements.
An alarm clock goes off for the third time during the night. Animal science sophomore Emmy Schuurmans gets herself up, takes her drive to the barn and does a routine check on her pregnant sheep and the newborn lambs at the MSU Sheep Teaching and Research Center.
Though the Mental Health Awareness Club, or MHAC, at MSU’s meetings began with only about 15 members in attendance, once an email was sent out advertising the club, the last meeting, featuring a guest speaker, had about 50 students filling the Union Lake Michigan Room to the point of seats running out.