The brothers of Pennsylvania Pi at Robert Morris University have taken a stand to speak out against sexual violence on their campus. After seeing the many cases of sexual assault that have been in the headlines, brothers David Williams, Nick Faraci, and Asa Bull began providing an informational self defense class on campus. David’s background is in Pai Lum Kung Fu, Nick is a second degree black belt in Taekwondo and Asa has trained in free-running.
Given their backgrounds and common desire for a safer community, they developed a class called “Phighting Off Assault.” The brothers have given classes to both men and women, free of charge, to educate the community about how they can stop sexual violence in Moon Township. They have also partnered with the Delta Phi Epsilon chapter on campus for ANAD Week, a week that promotes a healthy self-image for both men and women on campus.
Elsewhere, the Interfraternity Council, led by President and Phi Delta Theta brother Hunter Carlheim, declared that it would assist RMU’s counseling office during April’s Sexual Assault Awareness Month. The Council hosts “Walk a Mile in Her Shoes” on campus to stop rape, sexual assault and gender violence. The walk gives male students the opportunity to see what it is like to literally walk a mile in high-heeled shoes. After the walk, there is a candlelight vigil for all of those affected by these acts.
Because of Williams, Faraci and Bull, Robert Morris’ IFC has asked all of the fraternities on campus to be involved and actively work toward a campus that is free of sexual violence through self defense classes, petitions, underwear runs and education.