Post Tagged with: "title IX"

VIEWPOINT: A Commitment to Student Safety

The start of the school year marks an important opportunity for the Georgetown University community to acknowledge our collective responsibility to prevent and appropriately address sexual assault and misconduct. These problems persist on college campuses across the nation, including here on the Hilltop, and we are continuing to step up[Read More…]

by September 14, 2018 0 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Trauma Ignored in Response to GUSA Resignation

Content Warning: This letter mentions sexual assault; please read with caution and know that there are resources to talk to if you need them, including Health Education Services (sarp@georgetown.edu), Counseling and Psychiatric Services (CAPS), the Women’s Center, the LGBTQ Resource Center and Project Lighthouse (www.projectlighthousegu.com). The Hoya’s editorial board recently[Read More…]

by September 13, 2018 2 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top
ANNE STONECIPHER/THE HOYA
Students are demanding that the university fill the Title IX coordinator position, which has been vacant since June when Laura Cutway resigned from her position.

Students Demand University Action on Title IX Regulations

Student groups such as H*yas for Choice and Students of Georgetown, Inc.,  commonly known as The Corp, and dozens of individuals demanded the university publicly address the current lack of a full-time dedicated Title IX coordinator in a letter addressed to university administration circulated this week. Samantha Berner currently serves[Read More…]

by September 7, 2018 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
ALI ENRIGHT/ THE HOYA
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…]

STEPHANIE YUAN/THE HOYA
Activists protest Secretary of Education Betsy Devos' rescission of Obama-era Title IX policies.

Activists and Survivors Convene for Campus Sexual Assault Vigil

“I believe you. I support you. You are not alone.” So shouted a crowd of sexual assault survivors, friends and family, activists and students outside the Department of Education on Thursday during the National Vigil for Survivors of Campus Sexual Assault. The vigil aimed to push back against Betsy DeVos[Read More…]

by October 23, 2017 1 comment City News, News, News - Top

EDITORIAL: Uphold Survivor Protections

The Department of Education’s withdrawal of the 2011 “Dear Colleague” letter earlier this week will bring about a shift in policy surrounding sexual assault on college campuses nationwide. As new guidelines are put in place over the coming months, Georgetown University has the opportunity to dictate its policy largely at[Read More…]

by September 29, 2017 2 comments Editorial

University Reaffirms Support for Sexual Assault Survivors

Georgetown University administration reaffirmed the university’s commitment to combating incidences of sexual assault and misconduct following the Department of Education’s decision to rescind Obama-era sexual assault investigation policies in a statement Sept. 22. The department rescinded the 2011 “Dear Colleague” letter on Sexual Violence and the 2014 Questions and Answers[Read More…]

by September 29, 2017 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top

VIEWPOINT: Recommit to Title IX

On Sept. 7, Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos announced President Donald Trump’s administration will open a public comment period, beginning the process to create new regulations concerning Title IX, a federal law stating that access to education should not be denied on the basis of sex. DeVos has targeted several[Read More…]

by September 13, 2017 2 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top
THINK ABOUT IT
The university launched the Think About It program, an online training on sexual misconduct, in light of the university’s first Sexual Assault and Misconduct Survey conducted last year.

Online Sexual Misconduct Training Course Launched

The university is introducing a new online training course about sexual assault and misconduct prevention for students this week as part of the university’s response to last year’s Sexual Assault and Misconduct Climate Survey. The training program, launched as part of Sexual Assault Awareness Month, looks to increase education and[Read More…]

by April 11, 2017 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top

One Year Later, Sexual Assault Reform MOU Examined

A year after the university published a memorandum of understanding addressing sexual assault on campus — a three months after the university released the results of its climate survey in which over a 1,000 female undergraduates reported nonconsensual sexual contact while at Georgetown – administrators and advocates highlight the university’s[Read More…]

by September 9, 2016 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top