Addressing a spirited crowd at the College Avenue Gymnasium at Rutgers University–New Brunswick on October 12, former vice president Joe Biden made an impassioned plea for students to combat sexual violence on college campuses as he singled out Rutgers for its leadership in addressing the scourge. “I am absolutely convinced we can stop sexual violence and change the culture,” he said. “We can make it so that the people who engage in these crimes feel the disapprobation of society. We must say, in the strongest possible terms, this won’t be tolerated.” The visit was part of “It’s On Us,” a national movement to end sexual violence launched in 2014 by President Barack Obama and Biden, who as a U.S. senator in 1990 introduced the landmark legislation Violence Against Women Act. 

See a video of the event.