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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 The department rescinded the 2011 “Dear Colleague” letter on Sexual Violence and the 2014 Questions and Answers[Read More…]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

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
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