Shippensburg University Residence Life held its annual Tunnel of Oppression event at Naugle Hall on Feb. 22 and 23.
The Tunnel of Oppression is a program that takes place at colleges and universities across the nation in order to raise awareness about various issues that plague all areas of society. Gender roles, depression, suicide, abusive relationships and prejudices are just a few topics that were brought up during the event.
“We aren’t going to get everyone here who needs to be, but we may get bystanders that see these kinds of things going on and hopefully it will get them to stand up to something someday,” said Jen Milburn, assistant director for Residence Life at Shippensburg University.
The Tunnel of Oppression first began at Western University, in Illinois in 1993.
The program has been taking place at Shippensburg for at least 10 years, according to Akirah Massenburg, Naugle Hall residence director.
It takes members of Shippensburg University’s Residence Life a couple of months to organize the event with the hopes that it will make an impression on students and encourage them to take a stand against social issues in society.