Post Tagged with: "code of student conduct"

LAMBROZA: Revise Georgetown’s Sexual Assault Procedures

Allegations of sexual assault and harassment spanning from Hollywood moguls to members of Congress have left our nation steeped in the tumultuous and divisive conversation about sexual misconduct While these accusations have earned the attention they deserve in the public realm, they also open a space for Georgetown to reflect[Read More…]

by January 12, 2018 0 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top

EDITORIAL: Correct Off-Campus Penalties

For Georgetown University students, living off campus is often perceived as a privilege — an honor afforded only to seniors and graduate students. Yet many of the policies imposed on off-campus students are unfairly levied and unreasonably severe. Under Georgetown’s current policy, students living off campus can face double penalties[Read More…]

by September 22, 2017 0 comments Editorial

University SNAPs At Noise

When Drew Dushkes (GRD ’16) threw a mid-September housewarming party at his off-campus Georgetown residence, he never expected the night to culminate in Office of Student Conduct summons, the threat of sanctions and a disorderly conduct violation. Although Dushkes’ lease allows him to have guests on his back patio until[Read More…]

by November 10, 2015 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top

Concealed Carry on Campuses Considered

Legislation to permit concealed firearms on college campuses is currently being considered in 10 states, with gun rights advocates arguing that such laws would reduce sexual assault. Bills to allow guns on college campuses are currently being considered in Florida, Nevada, Indiana, Montana, Oklahoma, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas[Read More…]

by February 27, 2015 0 comments City News, News, News - Top

Protection in Policy and Person

Starting this fall, Georgetown’s Code of Student Conduct clearly defines punishments for cyberbullying and online harassment. After extensive changes, the code clearly defines harassment, hazing and bullying to include “physical, electronic or verbal” acts that “can be reasonably expected to inflict fear, to intimidate, to incite violence or to force[Read More…]

by September 12, 2014 0 comments Editorial, Opinion, Opinion - Top

Changing City and College

With the recent creation of a White House task force to combat sexual assault on college campuses, it is clear that necessary national scrutiny has returned to the issue of sexual misconduct. Both the Hilltop and the District have recently made long-overdue updates to their policies that will allow the[Read More…]

by September 9, 2014 0 comments Editorial, Opinion, Opinion - Top

University Policy Unaffected by Marijuana Decriminalization

Marijuana decriminalization arrived in Washington, D.C. on Thursday, after a law passed by the D.C. Council in March took effect at midnight, but the university’s marijuana policy will see no change. Under the new stipulation, possession and private use of less than one ounce of marijuana will now be considered[Read More…]

by July 17, 2014 2 comments City News, News, News - Top

Anti-Harassment Act Addresses Cyberbullying

Sen. Patty Murray (D-Wash.) has reintroduced the Tyler Clementi Higher Education Anti-Harassment Act, which would require all colleges and universities that receive federal funds to explicitly recognize cyber-bullying as harassment as well as establish anti-harassment policies. The new legislation would require Georgetown to define cyberbullying in its Code of Student[Read More…]

by April 25, 2014 0 comments Campus News, News

The Final Word: 2013-2014

In an eventful year for campus life, students made sure their voices were not lost in the university’s decision-making process. From Georgetown’s changing course of action on navigating the 2010 Campus Plan agreement to its responses to sexual assault and nontraditional gender identities on campus, students reacted dynamically and with[Read More…]

Connect to Steady Progress

As their campaign showed us, incoming GUSA executives Trevor Tezel (SFS ’15) and Omika Jikaria(SFS ’15) have the ambition and the determination to enact positive change at Georgetown in the coming year. Past GUSA administrations have chosen to focus on one or two goals early in their tenure before addressing all of their campaign promises. Thus, in the past, students[Read More…]

by March 4, 2014 0 comments Editorial, Opinion