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HANNAH LEVINE/THE HOYA The Georgetown University faculty senate voted Nov. 28 to ban firearms, weapons and explosives on university property.

GU Faculty Approve On-Campus Weapons Ban

A universitywide proposal banning firearms, weapons and explosives on campus was unanimously approved by Georgetown University’s faculty senate Nov. 28 and is set for final review Jan. 17, according to an email sent to members of the Georgetown community. Georgetown prohibits weapons on campus through its Code of Student Conduct[Read More…]

by December 14, 2018 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
FILE PHOTO: ASHLEY CHEN/THE HOYA Student organizations urge the Georgetown University Police Department to reduce security fees for club-hosted events.

GUPD Security Costs Present Obstacles, Student Leaders Say

Student leaders are continuing to push for the Georgetown University Policy Department to lower security costs for club-organized events on campus. GUPD unilaterally determines whether an event needs security and how many officers to provide and requires the Student Activities Commission to cover this cost. Security is typically required for[Read More…]

by November 16, 2018 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
ASHLEY CHEN/THE HOYA Students have expressed concerns over the Georgetown University Police Department's lack of transparency on the contents of the standard sexual assault response training given to officers.

Students Question Sexual Assault Response Training for GUPD Officers

Students are concerned about a perceived lack of sufficient training for the Georgetown University Police Department on responding to reports of sexual assault. GUPD has 14 officers, known as the Sexual Assault Response Team, specifically trained to respond to sexual assault and provides “standard training” to all other officers on[Read More…]

by November 15, 2018 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: A Harmful Process Breeds Empty Victory

This Viewpoint discusses sexual assault and domestic violence on campus. Please refer to the end of the article for on- and off-campus resources. I want to commend the anonymous authors of last week’s Viewpoint “‘I Could Not Take the Disappointment’: How Georgetown Fails Survivors” for their immense courage and frank[Read More…]

by November 13, 2018 0 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top
HANNAH LEVINE/ THE HOYA Georgetown University will promote its on-campus weapons ban by displaying 21 regulatory signs on campus grounds over the next few months.

GU to Promote On-Campus Weapons Ban With Regulatory Signs

Georgetown University is set to post 21 signs around campus that will advertise the university’s explicit ban of weapons, including licensed handguns, on university grounds, approved at a Nov. 1 Old Georgetown Board meeting. The regulatory signs received approval from the OGB, a council of architects appointed by the U.S.[Read More…]

by November 4, 2018 1 comment Campus News, News, News - Top
FILE PHOTO: RICHARD SCHOFIELD/THE HOYA Georgetown's Annual Security Report found that drug-related offenses tripled between 2016 and 2017. The university attributes the increase in drug deferrals to the decriminalization of marijuana in D.C.

Drug Referrals Triple at Georgetown, Stagnate at Local Universities

The Georgetown University Police Department referred 84 drug-related offenses for disciplinary proceedings in 2017, an increase of 180 percent, from 30 cases in 2016, according to this year’s Annual Security Report released Sept. 28. Georgetown, along with other colleges and universities who participate in federal financial aid programs, is required[Read More…]

by November 2, 2018 1 comment Campus News, News, News - Top
GUPD Lt. Charles Rathell, who dedicated his life to public service, died at 43 this week.

Former GUPD Officer Lt. Charles Rathell Dies at 43

Lt. Charles Rathell, who served as an officer in the Georgetown University Police Department for seven years, died earlier this week from complications from an ongoing illness. Rathell, 43, most recently worked as the Support Services Bureau commander, managing administrative tasks such as hiring, training, vehicle fleet maintenance, upkeep of[Read More…]

by September 7, 2018 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
Washington, D.C. Metropolitan Police Department received more reports of sexual assault this summer than they did last summer.

Sexual Assault Reports Rise in the District and on Campus

The total number of reported cases of sexual assault in Washington, D.C. this summer increased by 3 percent from last summer, according to data from the D.C. Metropolitan Police Department. Every district except for the First District had an increase in reported instances of sexual assault, according to an Aug.[Read More…]


Student Group Pushes Back on Calls to Arm GUPD Officers

A letter advocating that Georgetown University Police Department officers remain unarmed was delivered to University President John J. DeGioia’s office May 4 by student members of Georgetown United Against Police Aggression. The GUAPA letter comes in response to another letter from a student group called GU Advocates for Responsible Defense,[Read More…]

by May 18, 2018 2 comments Campus News, News, News - Top

EDITORIAL: Keep GUPD Officers Unarmed

Bringing guns onto Georgetown University’s campus is a potentially dangerous solution to a problem that has already been addressed. Last week, students representing GU Advocates for Responsible Defense delivered a letter to University President John J. DeGioia recommending all Georgetown University Police Department officers be armed to reduce the risk[Read More…]

by April 27, 2018 9 comments Editorial