Post Tagged with: "sexual assault"

EDITORIAL: Narrowing the Divide

During the Georgetown University Student Association executive election in March, Enushe Khan (MSB ’17) and Chris Fisk (COL ’17) ran their campaign with a focus on making GUSA more accessible and increasing socio-economic and racial inclusivity on campus. Midway through their term as GUSA president and vice president, Khan and[Read More…]

by November 4, 2016 0 comments Editorial, Opinion, Opinion - Top

SAPE Sees Expanded Reach

Georgetown’s Sexual Assault Peer Educators program has educated 300 students in sexual misconduct policies and bystander intervention so far this year, putting it on course to exceed the 700 students it educated last year, according to SAPE Faculty Advisor Jennifer Wiggins. This year also marks the largest group of SAPE[Read More…]

by October 28, 2016 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
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In response to the climate survey results, student club leaders will be required to undergo bystander training.

Bystander Training Required for Leaders

Leaders of Georgetown’s largest student groups will undergo required bystander intervention training as part of the Sexual Assault and Misconduct Task Force’s goal of improving bystander education to prevent sexual assault on campus. The first training session, coordinated by Health Education Services, will take place this Sunday, with four additional[Read More…]

by October 21, 2016 2 comments Campus News, News, News - Top

VIEWPOINT: Faults of Delayed Education

For new students at Georgetown, there is a requirement to complete mandatory consent training to address the widespread issue of sexual assault on college campuses. The training comes in the form of “Think About it,” an online course that new students must complete by the end of October, and “Hoya[Read More…]

by October 18, 2016 0 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top
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“Are You Ready?” is an annual conversation on preventing sexual assault on campus and returned for its 14th year Wednesday in Copley Formal Lounge.

Sexual Assault Discussion Returns for 14th Year

“Are You Ready?” — an annual conversation on preventing sexual assault on campus and better supporting survivors —  returned in its 14th iteration Wednesday. Established in fall 2003, “Are You Ready?” is sponsored by Health Education Services and the Women’s Center in partnership with Counseling and Psychiatric Services and the[Read More…]

by October 7, 2016 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
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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
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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