In my recent Letter-to-the-Editor at Baylor University’s Baylor Magazine, I grieved with my beloved undergraduate university and implored us all to respond to the abuse. We do not just need to respond, however, we must lead – by being present in our communities with willingness to talk about intimate partner abuse, by offering help to those in need, and by doing everything possible to support those whose work is first response to domestic violence. It is a plea to all, not just college campuses. Communities all across the United States need us to step up, respond, and not leave it to others to handle. We can impact change. We can help save lives.

C. Elizabeth Mason, Founder