One Heart

In November of 2011 the sky fell on Happy Valley. LaVar Arrington, a Penn State football legend, came to speak to his shocked university at a candlelight vigil in honor of the victims of horrible crimes. "At Penn State, we all have great memories, great stories," he told a sea of thousands. "Let's make this the greatest story ever told." One Heart is an organization formed by Penn State students to stand against child abuse through both fundraising and educational campaigns. Rather than move on from the atrocities of our past, we will move forward and dedicate ourselves to protecting and bettering our second home. Help us finish this story. Join the fight against child abuse. Meetings at the UP Campus every Wednesday at 7:30 in 106 Boucke. Email us at

It’s been twelve months since we were founded. Here’s an interactive graphic of twenty of our biggest first-year milestones.

It was a big weekend for the One Heart crew as Penn State’s Child Sexual Abuse Conference got underway. What an amazing opportunity to meet with the prevention community. Check out One Heart co-founders Eric Jansen and Andrew Rogers with Penn State President Rodney Erickson. 

Congrats to everyone involved, and a huge thank you to everyone who has continued to show support! 


since people are applauding ohio state’s not-so-great rendition of gangnam style, i think i’ll bring attention to penn state’s dance to it between quarters at last weekend’s game. i wish there was a better video, but they were amazing. the nittany lion is dressed perfectly. i love my school.

Thanks for posting this! On the far right there’s a certain One Heart exec. board member dancing just in front of the end zone. 

One of the cooler moments of the football game last week: The very cool RAM Squad supported the cause, and then danced the very cool Nittany Lion to Gangnam Style. Shout out to dancing fool Joey Bonez for the picture he tweeted. It’s got to be one of the best pictures ever taken with the Lion. 

And, in case you were wondering what it takes to put together a student philanthropy… well…

Lots of standing, lots of finger-pricking, lots of pizza. Those blue ribbons don’t make themselves.

Credit to the ever-awesome Blue Out Co-Founder/Coordinator Laura March for the photographic evidence of our Blue Ribbon Making Pizza Party. And yeah, that’s one of our Chairs on the far left. No one, and I mean no one, escapes the wrath of the pins. 

Drumroll, please…

As of right now, the 2012 Penn State Blue Out has raised $74,685 for the Pennsylvania Coalition Against Rape’s Vision of Hope Program. That’s 60% better than last year. Every single one of you who participated made this happen. 

We’re hoping to push that total even higher ($75 grand, maybe?) by continuing to sell the official Blue Out shirts downtown and leaving the text-to-donate number open (you can donate by texting PREVENT to 80077).

What a dream come true. We’ve got to make sure it gets bigger and better from here.

A special shout out to Serena Groff, who took that picture of some students canning for PCAR before the game. Great work, Gate D Group! 

hi love, i see you put an answer to my question on abuse affecting cognitive impairment and it looked like you were putting a link to the pdf? But it seems to have cut off part way through the link, if you still have it (or ever did) could you please send it to me? Dw if you cant :)
oneheartpsu oneheartpsu Said:

Whoops, sorry! You can follow this link to find ChildHelp’s informational page. They have a link directly to the PDF. They don’t delve into too much detail— I chose them because they were the first I thought of when I read your question— but I’d be happy to help you out and find better material if you’d like!

Laura March and Stuart Shapiro have pretty much been working all year for last Saturday’s Penn State football Blue Out, and we finally got to see the fruit of their labor. Look at all those people in blue. 

Thanks, Laura and Stuart. You guys rock.