Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets' Echo Company to lead White Ribbon Campaign
March 27, 2012
Cadets from Echo Company in the Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets have volunteered to lead the White Ribbon Campaign at Virginia Tech in coordination with the Women’s Center as part of Women’s Month. This is the third year the company has spearheaded the project for the entire campus after numerous years of volunteering.
The White Ribbon Campaign is an opportunity for Virginia Tech men to take a stand against the small percentage of men who perpetrate violence against women and children. By wearing a white ribbon, men pledge to never commit, condone, or remain silent about violence against women.
Each semester all 11 companies in the Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets complete at least one company-wide service project. For many years Echo Company has chosen to be involved in the White Ribbon Campaign and now is proud to organize and lead it for Virginia Tech.
Cadet Jayme Craig of Bella Vista, Ark., a sophomore majoring in materials science and engineering in the College of Engineering who is a member of Army ROTC and is a recipient of an Emerging Leader Scholarship is coordinating the campaign for Echo Company this year.
Pick up a white ribbon and sign the pledge on the Drillfield, outside Owens Dining Hall and inside Shultz Dining Hall between noon and 5 p.m. today through Thursday.