The UCF community will recognize victims and survivors of intimate partner violence during a ceremony Monday, Oct. 1.

Survivors will share their personal stories and incoming State Attorney Jeff Ashton will give a commemoration speech during the “Light Up the Night” ceremony, which will be from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Pegasus Ballroom of the Student Union.

Organized by UCF Victim Services, the event also will highlight resources available on campus and in the community to help those impacted by intimate partner violence.

Victim Services provides free, confidential services to UCF students, faculty and staff members. Advocates are available 24 hours a day to assist victims by phone or respond to crime scenes. Advocates can provide crisis counseling and emotional support, along with referrals to other on- and off-campus resources. They also help victims make informed decisions about what is best for them in the judicial process. To reach a victim advocate, call 407-823-1200.