Post Tagged with: "Student Advocacy Office"

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GUSA will host a Save Georgetown Day event Tuesday in an effort to encourage responsible behavior on the day.

GUSA Launches Save Georgetown Day Initiative

The university is planning to collect data on April 28’s Georgetown Day conduct violations, including Georgetown University Police Department calls, leading the Georgetown University Student Association to hold a “Save Georgetown Day” event April 28 in an effort to encourage students to be more responsible. GUSA President Kamar Mack (COL[Read More…]

by April 4, 2017 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
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The Student Advocacy Office has been reorganized, adding arms dedicated to student workers, 
mental health and free speech, in an attempt to streamline advocacy and increase efficiency.

SAO Revamped in Efficiency Bid

The Student Advocacy Office has been restructured to include branches for student workers, mental health and free speech, under the direction of Director Ryan Shymansky (COL ’16) and Georgetown University Student Association President Joe Luther (COL ’16) and Vice President Connor Rohan (COL ’16). Esmeralda Huerta (SFS ’17) will serve[Read More…]

by April 21, 2015 0 comments Campus News, News - Top

After Review, Code of Conduct Tweaked

The rewritten and slightly condensed Code of Student Conduct features streamlined guidelines in an effort to increase transparency in the disciplinary process. The 2013-2014 code, released Thursday night, includes simplified language as well as visual elements to make it easier to navigate and comprehend. At 27 pages, the code is[Read More…]

by August 30, 2013 0 comments Campus News, News

Student Advocacy Office Addresses Off-Campus Rights

After university administrators raised the evidentiary standard for disciplinary proceedings from “more likely than not” to “clear and convincing” in October, the Student Advocacy Office will begin working to extend the new standard to off-campus incidents this spring. Next semester, SAO plans to work with the offices of Student Affairs[Read More…]

by December 4, 2012 0 comments Campus News, News
Referendum is Valid, Ongoing

Referendum is Valid, Ongoing

After a failed university web server delayed the release of ballots by more than nine hours, voting for GUSA senators and the evidentiary standard referendum was still underway at press time early Friday morning. According to Georgetown University Student Association Election Commissioner Ethan Chess (COL ’14), 2,509 students had voted as of[Read More…]

by September 28, 2012 0 comments Campus News, News

Be Your Own Advocate: A Lesson in Student Rights

As a volunteer for the Student Advocacy Office, I’ve been put through rigorous training in Georgetown’s disciplinary system and student rights bylaws. So for all the wide-eyed freshmen, as well as some older folks who might never have found the time, I think it’s worthwhile to review the rights that[Read More…]

by August 27, 2012 0 comments Opinion

One Year Later, a Look Back at the Meaney-Laverriere Term

Georgetown University Student Association President Mike Meaney (SFS ’12) and Vice President Greg Laverriere (COL ’12) campaigned in 2011 to improve student life, neighborhood relations andGUSA accountability. As the pair leaves the executive office, Meaney is still surprised that he and Laverriere won the race. “About a year ago, upon taking the oath of office, I said that it was[Read More…]

by March 2, 2012 0 comments Campus News, News

Student Rights Pamphlet Released

The Georgetown University Students Association released its Student Rights Pamphlet Thursday, drawing to a close an initiative that has been in the works for over a year. The guide is intended to be a digestible resource for navigating the policies of the Department of Public Safety, the Code of Student[Read More…]

by March 2, 2012 0 comments Campus News, News

Meaney and Laverriere Gained Ground for GUSA

One week ago, the buzz surrounding GUSA centered on the election of a new president and vice president. But one year ago, outgoing President Mike Meaney (SFS ’12) and Vice President GregLaverriere (COL ’12) were just getting started. Now, as their tenure comes to a close, Meaney and Laverriere can say that they leave GUSA a stronger, more legitimate institution than they[Read More…]

by March 1, 2012 0 comments Opinion

SAO Assumes Role as Mediator

After its first semester, the Student Advocacy Office has developed a foundation to serve as a resource to help students navigate the disciplinary process, its directors said. The SAO, a project developed by the Georgetown University Student Association’s executive branch, has been working to establish a successful partnership with the[Read More…]

by January 26, 2012 0 comments Campus News