SANTA CLARA, Calif., Oct. 4, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- In an innovative partnership rolling out first at Rutgers University, Chegg, the Student Hub®, has partnered with The Tyler Clementi Foundation and the Tyler Clementi Center at Rutgers to greet incoming freshmen with a #Day1 Welcome Package, welcoming students, fostering their health and wellness and providing an important reminder that bullying and humiliation of your peers is not ok at college.
The program, inspired by the Tyler Clementi Foundation's #Day1 Campaign, is designed to set a tone for students, athletes and workers at the beginning of their tenure that bullying, harassment and humiliation are unacceptable and encourage students to speak up and intervene when they witness aggression of this kind.
"We are excited to roll out these Day1 boxes at a big ten school; the school Tyler attended. We hope next year to have a dozen colleges on board," said Sean Kosofsky, Executive Director for the Tyler Clementi Foundation.
"During their first month on campus, students are adjusting to many exciting and stressful changes: challenging coursework, new and unfamiliar living spaces and exchanges with peers from many different backgrounds. The #Day1 Welcome Package is a unique way to welcome students, highlight a major point of pride- our ranking as the most diverse institution within the Big 10 Network, and to introduce important university resources like campus counseling services, health services, victim assistance, public safety, etc. The Tyler Clementi Center is proud to be leading the way on this effort and we encourage universities around the country to participate."
"Chegg is honored to be part of the Rutgers #Day1 campaign," said Danielle Malloy, Director of Marketing Solutions at Chegg. "For years, we have included back-to-school items and offers from our brand partners in the textbook boxes we send to students. We know that these types of surprise and delight moments get their attention. The #Day1 box is special because it sends a powerful and affirming message while also helping students transition to independence. We want to extend a special thanks to our brand partners for providing items to help students get the best start from day one."
Tyler Clementi died by suicide in September 2010, only weeks after arriving as a freshman, following online ridicule and humiliation by his roommate.
About the Tyler Clementi Foundation:
The Tyler Clementi Foundation works to end online and offline bullying in schools, workplaces and faith communities. For more information, please visit www.tylerclementi.org. The #Day1 Campaign tool has been downloaded over 1700 times and the campaign has been seen by over 107 million people through different traditional and social media channels.
About The Tyler Clementi Center:
The Tyler Clementi Center is a research institute at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey. A collaborative effort between Rutgers University and the Tyler Clementi Foundation, the Center draws from academic disciplines across the university and throughout the nation to create new scholarship and interventions to address issues that confront young people – specifically LGBTQ youth and other vulnerable student populations making the transition from home to college. Through research efforts, symposia and lecture series, curricular development and digital engagement, this Center provides support to students and professionals across the United States.
Chegg puts students first. As the leading student-first connected learning platform, the company makes higher education more affordable, more accessible, and more successful for students. Chegg is a publicly-held company based in Santa Clara, California and trades on the NYSE under the symbol CHGG. For more information, visit www.chegg.com.
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