Articles tagged: petition


Over 800 students sign petition demanding longer winter break next year

More than 800 students and 14 student organizations have signed a petition to lengthen the 2024-2025 winter break. Currently, the break is scheduled to be just 17 days, a week... Read more


Autobots, don’t roll out: Georgetown community defends Transformer sculptures

The towering Transformers sculptures on Prospect Street, NW, are facing an old foe from 2021—a three-person federal board determined to get rid of them.


‘Does the world see me?’: Mahsa Amini vigil brings solidarity with the Iranian fight for women’s rights

On Sept. 23, Bahar Ghandehari and other local Iranians organized a vigil for Mahsa Amini in solidarity with those protesting in Iran.


H*yas For Choice drafts “No Donation Pledge” to Georgetown following overturn of reproductive rights

HFC drafted a “No Donation Pledge” calling for contraception access, pro-choice funding, and an end to the Cardinal O'Connor Conference.


Reform the Cardinal O’Connor Conference on Life

Due to the hypocritical and offense nature of the conference and its speakers, H*yas for Choice calls on the Georgetown administration to mandate a conference name change by December 2021, as well as to explicitly condemn the actions of Cardinal O’Connor and the offensive rhetoric of the speakers at the conference.


Georgetown community calls for accountability criteria for Trump administration staffers

Undergraduate students, master’s students, and faculty have united through an online petition that calls for an accountability criteria for Georgetown’s relationship with Trump administration officials


Why Georgetown shouldn’t reopen for Spring 2021, as told by a senior

As the pandemic reaches record levels of infection, Georgetown has a duty to its students and its community to stay closed.


Petition for Permanent Off-Campus Mental Health Fund Circulates

A petition is circulating to collect student support for the conversion of the student mental health fund to an endowment of $100,000 in order to ensure its continuity. The endowment... Read more


Support NASC Petition and Native Students

The Native American Student Council (NASC), the only Native undergraduate student group at Georgetown, submitted a petition to the Office of the President on April 3. The petition reminded the... Read more


Native Students and the Piscataway Fight for Greater Recognition

Almost any Georgetown student could tell you that the university was founded in 1789. Almost any Georgetown student could also tell you that the university’s founder was John Carroll. However, only a... Read more


Students Call For Women’s and Gender Studies Department

Over 20 students gathered in the College Dean’s Office on March 1 to deliver a letter asking for the Women’s and Gender Studies (WGST) program to be granted departmental status.... Read more


University announces expansion of parental leave for full time, non-tenure line faculty

The university announced that it would begin offering one semester paid, new parent leave to Full Time Non-tenure Line Faculty members (FTNTL) the afternoon of Nov. 15. This will make... Read more


Petition calls on DeGioia to ban H*yas for Choice

An online petition with more than 15,000 signatures is calling for University President John DeGioia to ban H*yas for Choice (HFC). The petition, posted by TFP Student Action, has been... Read more


Students call on university to revoke honorary degrees of priests involved in sex abuse scandals

Students gathered in Red Square Sept. 14 to deliver a petition calling for the university to revoke the honorary degrees held by Cardinals Donald Wuerl and Theodore McCarrick, two priests... Read more


Law students petition for paid leave on election day

Georgetown Law Center students began circulating a petition on Oct. 26, asking that the administration cancel all classes and provide all faculty with paid leave on election day. As of... Read more


Dialogue between doctoral students and administration grows as petition circulates

The Doctoral Students Coalition (DSC) began to circulate a petition on March 29 asking that Norberto Grzywacz, Dean of the the Georgetown University Graduate School, postpone and reconsider changes to... Read more