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On April 11, Point Park University held two inaugural events to bring attention to the difficult but necessary topics of suicide prevention and sexual assault. 

In the morning, participants in the Out of the Darkness campus walk — to support the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention — gathered in Village Park. While some may have been kept away due to the rain, a couple dozen people made up of staff, faculty, students and community members participated. Senior Morgan Smith, Marketing and Sales major, organized the event and opened the ceremony with remarks about her personal loss from suicide. Marlin Collingwood, VP of Enrollment Management, also shared about his loss due to suicide and encouraged anyone in attendance who might be struggling with suicidal thoughts to "just stick around one more day." The walk route took participants down Third Avenue, through Market Square and back down Boulevard of the Allies, to return to Village Park. The fundraiser raised $7,805 for the AFSP.

In the evening, the University Counseling Center hosted the Take Back the Night event to raise awareness and prevention of sexual violence on college campuses. The event was partly funded by the It's on Us PA grant. Students were encouraged to sign the It's On Us pledge and fill a banner with teal (sexual assault awareness) or purple (domestic violence awareness) handprints, along with a message of hope. Campus organizations and community partners such as Pittsburgh Action Against Rape; Strong Women, Strong Girls; Allies for Health and Wellbeing and the University Counseling Center supplied resources for attendees. Point Park University was again awarded the It's On Us grant for the 2024-25 academic year, and Take Back the Night will return next year.