Post Tagged with: "title IX"

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
University Appoints First Full-Time Title IX Coordinator

University Appoints First Full-Time Title IX Coordinator

Georgetown University has appointed Laura Cutway as the university’s first full-time Title IX coordinator, according to a campus-wide email sent Wednesday afternoon. Cutway will be responsible for enforcing Georgetown’s sexual misconduct policy, investigating sexual misconduct and leading the school’s sexual misconduct education efforts. Cutway started her role Jan. 11. The[Read More…]

by January 14, 2016 0 comments News, News - Top

Check Your Syllabus

Turning to a trusted authority figure for guidance and support is often one of the first steps students take after experiencing trauma. As syllabus week comes to a close, however, students might not know that, according to Title IX, faculty members are “mandated reporters,” obligated to relay their conversations to[Read More…]

by September 11, 2015 1 comment Editorial, Opinion, Opinion - Top
Account Pushes Policy Reform

Account Pushes Policy Reform

A student movement advocating for better university management of sexual assault cases gained traction last week after the Georgetown University Student Association came to an understanding with administrators to increase awareness campaigns and expedite planned initiatives. Students and administrators made agreements to improve the marketing of campus resources for sexual[Read More…]

by September 1, 2015 1 comment Campus News, News, News - Top

A Shared Obligation

The start of my freshman year at Georgetown was unremarkable. In the first couple weeks of school, I quickly fell into a group of friends — all male — who lived on the floor above me. We ate all our meals together, studied together and, on the weekends, went out[Read More…]

We Stand With Survivors

Like many of you, we were saddened by Willa Murphy’s account of her experience as a survivor of sexual assault (“I Stand With Willa, I Stand With Survivors,” thehoya.com, July 22, 2015). As two of the individuals on Georgetown University’s campus who work with survivors every day, our care and[Read More…]

by July 22, 2015 12 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top
FILE PHOTO: MICHELLE XU/THE HOYA
Student activists, including author Zoe Dobkin (SFS '16), back left, carry a mattress during October's Carry the Weight event, a day of sexual assault awareness at college campuses across the country.

I Stand With Willa, I Stand With Survivors

In the spring of 2013, Willa Murphy was violently raped by a fellow Georgetown student. It was such a traumatic experience that it took over a year after her rape before she was able to tell anyone, not uncommon for survivors. It was only in June 2014, after she had[Read More…]