Post Tagged with: "sexual assault"

Norton to Hold Forum On Campus Assault

Delegate Eleanor Holmes-Norton (D-D.C.) will be hosting a panel of officials from various universities in Washington, D.C., to address the prevention of sexual assault on college campuses at American University on Thursday, April 23, but due to a time conflict with a similar Georgetown event, no university representatives will be[Read More…]

by April 17, 2015 0 comments City News, News, News - Top

Address Sexual Assault, Not Drama

Every break since this November, I dread a certain conversation my household is bound to bring up — the December 2014 “A Rape on Campus” story published by Rolling Stone. I don’t dread this discussion because I’m scared of talking about sexual assault, but because I’m scared of what other[Read More…]

by April 13, 2015 5 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top

GU Counsel Discusses Response to Assault

The Georgetown University General Counsel held a panel discussion on sexual assault and due process March 12 and discussed recent changes to related policies implemented by the federal government. At the panel, organized by the American Constitution Society, Vice President and General Counsel Lisa Brown noted that the increased focus[Read More…]

by March 27, 2015 0 comments City News, News, News - Top

Resources to Live Safer

Earlier this week, Vice President for Institutional Equality and Diversity Rosemary Kilkenny announced the addition of a sexual assault resources tab on the university’s LiveSafe app. The resources, based on those found at, include summaries of Title IX, reporting options and information on the rights of victims and the[Read More…]

by March 19, 2015 0 comments Editorial, Opinion, Opinion - Top

Bill Focuses On Campus Assault

A bipartisan coalition of 12 U.S. senators led by Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.) introduced legislation Feb. 26 to reform the way colleges and universities nationwide handle sexual violence on campus, emphasizing the protection and rights of both survivors and students accused of sexual assault. The proposed bill, titled the Campus[Read More…]

by March 6, 2015 0 comments City News, News, News - Top

Don’t Arm Our Students

Combatting sexual assault ranks as one of the most important debates this country’s higher education system has ever seen and has warranted a dialogue that has continually held national attention. This dialogue has contributed to the improvement of mechanisms to report assaults and harrassment cases, nationwide awareness and education campaigns[Read More…]

by February 23, 2015 3 comments Editorial, Opinion, Opinion - Top

Self-Defense Classes Expand Purview

The Georgetown University Police Department will expand its self-defense class offerings, which have been limited to courses for women, to include a class for LGBTQ individuals and a class open to all students regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity next semester. The university has offered self-defense courses for women[Read More…]

by November 21, 2014 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top

Student Assaulted in ICC

A female Georgetown University student was sexually assaulted in the Intercultural Center building on Sunday Oct. 26 at approximately 4:30 a.m., according to an email sent out by the Georgetown University Police Department. The assailant, an acquaintance of the survivor, is not affiliated with Georgetown University. According to GUPD Chief[Read More…]

by November 4, 2014 10 comments City News, News, News - Top

Students Carry the Weight of Assault

Georgetown students will carry mattresses and pillows to classes Wednesday as part of the Carry That Weight National Day of Action, a country-wide solidarity movement with survivors of sexual assault and domestic violence. The event, sponsored by Take Back the Night, Sexual Assault Peer Educators and the Georgetown University Student[Read More…]

by October 28, 2014 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top

Report Has Low Assault Estimate

Georgetown’s annual security report released this month revealed seven reported cases of sexual assault — but these numbers reflect only a portion of cases reported, as the university has yet to conduct a more complete sexual assault climate survey, as is recommended by the White House. The annual security report[Read More…]

by October 24, 2014 0 comments City News, News, News - Top