Post Tagged with: "sexual assault"

Obama Task Force to Address Assault

President Obama formed a task force Wednesday to lead federal efforts to prevent and respond to sexual assault on college campuses — a move applauded by activists at Georgetown. The task force will be composed of U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder as well as the secretaries of the Departments of[Read More…]

by January 24, 2014 0 comments City News, News

Campus Considers SaVE Standards

The university will reevaluate its sexual violence policies in response to the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act, which will take effect by March 7 of next year. Specifically, the Campus Sexual Violence Act provision in VAWA calls for increased transparency, education, collaboration and accountability from universities regarding sexual violence. “The[Read More…]

by April 26, 2013 0 comments Opinion

Sexual Assault Ed Approved

The GUSA senate voted unanimously Sunday to require annual sexual assault peer educator training for all student government members, while also urging the university to alter its policy regarding sexual assault in the Code of Student Conduct. These bills come at the heels of months of work by the Georgetown University Student[Read More…]

by April 12, 2013 0 comments Campus News, News

Rape Culture Merits Campus Discussion

For a long time, we joined much of the Georgetown community in responding to sexual assault by doing what we thought was best: nothing. As two men, we believed we had no right to be part of a discussion about a crime that we abhorred but did not understand or[Read More…]

by April 11, 2013 0 comments Opinion
Sexual Assault

Sexual Assault

When a freshman girl walks onto campus for the first time, she also immediately enters what is known as the “red zone,” the time period in her life when she faces the greatest risk of being sexually assaulted. For freshmen, the first six weeks on the Hilltop are consumed by[Read More…]

by March 22, 2013 0 comments The Guide

A Glaring Omission in NSO

Dialogue and awareness on campus regarding sexual assault was a much-discussed topic during the Georgetown University Student Association executive campaign season, and a number of candidates proposed adding a sexual assault seminar to New Student Orientation. This is an essential initiative that should be implemented in time for this fall[Read More…]

by February 26, 2013 0 comments Opinion
Advocacy Group Reclaims the Night

Advocacy Group Reclaims the Night

Walking around Georgetown’s campus, it’s difficult not to notice that there are women everywhere. With the female population topping 55 percent of the student body, it may seem like issues of women’s health and safety would be a major concern for the Georgetown community. There are countless organizations that attempt[Read More…]

by September 14, 2012 0 comments The Guide

Student Sexually Assaulted in Village A

A student was sexually assaulted in Village A Friday evening, according to the Department of Public Safety. A public safety alert emailed to students at 12:15 a.m. Saturday termed the incident “forcible fondling” and reported that the victim suffered no physical harm. According to the PSA, the suspect is a[Read More…]

by August 3, 2012 0 comments Campus News, News

Jogger Sexually Assaulted on Capital Crescent Trail

A female jogger was sexually assaulted in the Georgetown section of the Capital Crescent Trail Wednesday evening, U.S. Park Police reported. According to a press release on the U.S. Park Police website, the victim was approached from behind while running on the trail at about 9:16 p.m. The attacker put her in a[Read More…]

by July 25, 2012 0 comments City News, News

BLANK: A Hidden ‘War on Women’

The last several weeks have seen the topics of human rights and women’s rights explode to the forefront of national discourse. Through clever marketing, the non-governmental organization Invisible Children was able to make the atrocities of Joseph Kony’s Lord’s Resistance Army in Uganda a trending topic on Twitter and Facebook. Celebrities from[Read More…]

by March 16, 2012 0 comments Opinion