Post Tagged with: "sexual assault"

A Resource for Sharing

The conversation surrounding sexual assault on campus has mainly been driven by student activists and organizations, but the university took an important step forward last Friday by launching The website provides information on how to receive immediate help in cases of sexual assault, options for reporting sexual misconduct and[Read More…]

by February 28, 2014 0 comments Editorial, Opinion

Giving Voice to Survivors

On Feb. 10, GUSA and university administrators introduced to the Code of Student Conduct a new alcohol amnesty policy for cases involving sexual assault, which protects students who report sexual assault from being charged with an alcohol violation. This long-awaited shift in campus policy is a commendable example of the[Read More…]

by February 14, 2014 0 comments Editorial, Opinion

Amnesty Proposal Approved

After extensive petitioning from the Georgetown University Student Association, the university has officially added an alcohol amnesty clause in cases of sexual assault to the Code of Student Conduct to reduce barriers to reporting sexual assault on campus. “The Disciplinary Review Committee  recently revised the Student Code of Conduct in[Read More…]

by February 14, 2014 0 comments Campus News

Obama Task Force to Address Assault

President Obama formed a task force Wednesday to lead federal efforts to prevent and respond to sexual assault on college campuses — a move applauded by activists at Georgetown. The task force will be composed of U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder as well as the secretaries of the Departments of[Read More…]

by January 24, 2014 0 comments City News, News

Campus Considers SaVE Standards

The university will reevaluate its sexual violence policies in response to the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act, which will take effect by March 7 of next year. Specifically, the Campus Sexual Violence Act provision in VAWA calls for increased transparency, education, collaboration and accountability from universities regarding sexual violence. “The[Read More…]

by April 26, 2013 0 comments Opinion

Sexual Assault Ed Approved

The GUSA senate voted unanimously Sunday to require annual sexual assault peer educator training for all student government members, while also urging the university to alter its policy regarding sexual assault in the Code of Student Conduct. These bills come at the heels of months of work by the Georgetown University Student[Read More…]

by April 12, 2013 0 comments Campus News, News

Rape Culture Merits Campus Discussion

For a long time, we joined much of the Georgetown community in responding to sexual assault by doing what we thought was best: nothing. As two men, we believed we had no right to be part of a discussion about a crime that we abhorred but did not understand or[Read More…]

by April 11, 2013 0 comments Opinion
Sexual Assault

Sexual Assault

When a freshman girl walks onto campus for the first time, she also immediately enters what is known as the “red zone,” the time period in her life when she faces the greatest risk of being sexually assaulted. For freshmen, the first six weeks on the Hilltop are consumed by[Read More…]

by March 22, 2013 0 comments The Guide

A Glaring Omission in NSO

Dialogue and awareness on campus regarding sexual assault was a much-discussed topic during the Georgetown University Student Association executive campaign season, and a number of candidates proposed adding a sexual assault seminar to New Student Orientation. This is an essential initiative that should be implemented in time for this fall[Read More…]

by February 26, 2013 0 comments Opinion
Advocacy Group Reclaims the Night

Advocacy Group Reclaims the Night

Walking around Georgetown’s campus, it’s difficult not to notice that there are women everywhere. With the female population topping 55 percent of the student body, it may seem like issues of women’s health and safety would be a major concern for the Georgetown community. There are countless organizations that attempt[Read More…]

by September 14, 2012 0 comments The Guide