Post Tagged with: "sexual assault"

KARLA LEYJA/THE HOYA
MPD apprehended and arrested a suspect in the recent sexual assaults in the Georgetown area.

Sexual Assault Suspect Arrested

The Washington, D.C. Metropolitan Police Department apprehended and arrested a suspect for third-degree sexual assault on the 3300 block of Prospect Street on Saturday at around 1 a.m. The arrest came after a series of four sexual assaults in the Georgetown area reported between Aug. 3 and Sept. 12. The[Read More…]

by September 20, 2016 0 comments City News, News, News - Top
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A series of local sexual assaults on Georgetown students are being investigated by GUPD and MPD.

MPD Reports Series of Sexual Assaults

The Washington, D.C. Metropolitan Police Department is investigating a possible relation between a string of recent sexual assaults on four Georgetown students that occurred in the Georgetown, both on and off campus, according to a statement released by its office Wednesday. The four assaults currently being investigated by the Criminal[Read More…]

by September 16, 2016 0 comments City News, News, News - Top

Survey Cannot Force Change

In January, the university launched the Sexual Assault and Misconduct Climate survey in order to gauge the pervasiveness of sexual assault at Georgetown and gather the statistics necessary to develop informed policy reform. With students arriving back on campus, posters line many building walls advertising the findings of the survey,[Read More…]

by September 2, 2016 1 comment Editorial, Opinion, Opinion - Top
GEORGETOWN UNIVERSITY
The survey, which 7,926 students participated in, showed  31 percent of female undergraduate students have experienced non-consensual sexual contact.

Sexual Assault Survey Results Published

Thirty-one percent of female undergraduates surveyed reported experiencing nonconsensual sexual contact while at Georgetown in the university’s first Sexual Assault and Misconduct Climate Survey; this three in 10 number is higher than the average for more than two dozen peer institutions, which falls at around 23 percent. The survey also[Read More…]

by June 16, 2016 1 comment Campus News, News, News - Top
AUERBACH: Baylor Scandal Sheds Light on Enabling Culture

AUERBACH: Baylor Scandal Sheds Light on Enabling Culture

In the fall of 2015, Baylor University hired a law firm called Pepper Hamilton to investigate claims of sexual assault dating back to 2013 and evaluate the effectiveness of the university’s response to such claims. This report, which the firm compiled over a series of months, ultimately revealed an extremely[Read More…]

by June 10, 2016 0 comments Sports, Sports - Top
MICHELLE XU/THE HOYA
The opinion piece “I Stand With Willa,” co-authored by Zoe Dobkin (SFS ’16) and Willa Murphy, contributed to the movement demanding that the administration amend its response to sexual assault cases.

As Assault Survivors Speak Out, Policies Advance

As the issue of sexual assault on college campuses rose to the forefront of the national consciousness, advocacy efforts for awareness and policy reform at Georgetown also gained traction over the past academic year. From the hiring of the university’s first full-time Title IX coordinator, to the dissemination of the[Read More…]

COURTESY LAURA CUTWAY
Panelists, including Title IX coordinator Laura Cutway, discussed the state of the university’s sexual assault efforts.

Panel Talks Sexual Assault Progress, Challenges

Six university administrators emphasized the need to expand Counseling and Psychiatric Services and better publicize resources available for victims of sexual assault at the third annual Sexual Assault Open Forum in the Leavey Program Room on Wednesday. Hosted by Take Back the Night and the Georgetown University Student Association, the[Read More…]

by April 26, 2016 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top

Proof of Progress

EThis week, Georgetown University Counseling and Psychiatric Services announced the introduction of free semester-long services for sexual assault survivors and accused perpetrators. This policy change marks one of many significant achievements for the countless student activists in support of sexual assault policy reform at Georgetown. Following The Hoya’s publication of[Read More…]

by April 19, 2016 0 comments Editorial, Opinion, Opinion - Top
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Emeritus Director of the University of Delaware Counseling Center Dr. John Bishop released a report on Georgetown's medical leave of absence process June 28.

CAPS Offers Free Services For Sexual Assault Survivors

Georgetown University Counseling and Psychiatric Services will permanently offer free semester-long services for sexual assault survivors and accused perpetrators, which has been in effect since April 4. Developed by Georgetown University Student Association and university administrators, the policy — which will be formally announced next week — will allow students[Read More…]

by April 15, 2016 1 comment Campus News, News, News - Top
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Health Education Services sexual assault specialist Jennifer Wiggins and CAPS sexual trauma specialist Erica Shirley addressed misconceptions of intimate-partner violence at a roundtable discussion in the Intercultural Center on Thursday.

Specialists Dispel Misconceptions on Partner Violence

  Sexual trauma specialist at Georgetown’s Counseling and Psychiatric Services Erica Shirley and sexual assault specialist at Health Education Services Jennifer Wiggins dispelled myths about intimate-partner violence during a roundtable discussion co-hosted by the Georgetown University Minority Association of Pre-Health Students in the Intercultural Center on Thursday. The conversation covered[Read More…]

by April 5, 2016 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top