In honor of domestic violence awareness month--A group of Ivy Tech students and faculty members covered the campus sidewalk with domestic violence statics.
"I am a domestic violence survivor," said Chris Garret, Domestic Violence Chair, Ivy Tech.
Chris garret, the domestic violence chair at Ivy tech is using her life experiences to teach students how to recognize when they find themselves in unhealthy relationships.
"I think the biggest thing is when you are walking in the shoes you can help pick up your brother or sister," said Garret.
The statistics scrawled on the sidewalk by Ivy Tech students this morning is forcing people to recognize the issue of domestic violence.
"Violence isn't just physical it can be mental, emotional verbal and we need to fight against this we need to put our foot down and let people know that its not ok to abuse someone," said Brittneay King.
Brittney King, a student at Ivy Tech is speaking out on the issue of domestic violence because she thinks it is often overlooked.
"It's important to me because it's not as important to as many people as it should be. You know people go through different kinds of abuse not just physical," said King.
Ivy Tech will host a domestic violence survivor's courage celebration on October 24.