Articles tagged: sexual assault
American University students call for reform in administrative response to sexual violence
Around 50 students, staff, and faculty gathered on Feb. 22 to protest the American University administration’s insufficient action on addressing sexual assaults.
No excuses: How sports culture fumbled the Deshaun Watson case
Content warning: This article discusses sexual assault and harassment. Cleveland Browns quarterback Deshaun Watson will take the field against the Houston Texans on Dec. 4, his first game since playing... Read more
Georgetown needs to provide sexual assault support for student-run clubs
Without measures to help students foster welcoming club environments, instances of sexual assault, such as the one within my club’s, will continue to occur, and insufficient support will continue to fail students and their clubs.
Fr. Theodore Dziak, a former Georgetown on-campus chaplain, accused of rape
The Voice spoke with five survivors of Dziak’s abuse, as well as chaplains, lawyers, and faculty members from different universities.
Georgetown team develops Bibti, an app to assist in reducing sexual assault
Content warning: This article discusses sexual assault. At the final round of Georgetown’s Bark Tank competition earlier this month, a team led by Emily Owen (GHD ’21) presented Bibti, an... Read more
Reform Title IX now
Title IX reform cannot wait; it is vital that improvements to current Title IX guidance occur now at both the university and federal levels.
Title IX fails the very group it exists to protect: Survivors of campus sexual violence
Content Warning: This article discusses sexual assault and harassment. Survivors of campus sexual violence are not lifeless statistics. They are real people whose lives were disrupted by a dehumanizing violation.... Read more
Administrators address changes to Georgetown’s Title IX policy
CW: This article discusses sexual assault and harassment Following the Department of Education’s 2020 release of new Title IX amendments, a 1972 law that prevents educational institutions from discriminating on... Read more
I’m a survivor. And no, your policies aren’t enough.
"Georgetown and its students say survivors are not alone. We write it on the walls of our buildings and host rallies and shout together, but what will you do when the perpetrator is your friend or partner? What will you do when rejecting them means a major change in your life? What will you do when empowering a survivor is inconvenient for you? What will you do when your student organization is enabling abusers? What action will you actually, truly take to make sure a survivor is not alone?"
One in the one-in-three
That night, I became one of the one-in-three women who has experienced sexual assault or coercion—without even realizing it. Yet despite our prevalence and the gravity of our circumstances, policymakers—like Betsy DeVos' new Title IX policies—continue to neither recognize nor support survivors of sexual assault.
Title IX class proposes sexual assault reforms to administration
Content Warning: This article references sexual assault and misconduct. “We are a new generation taking a fresh look at Title IX and gender equity on-campus,” Kayla Friedland (COL ’22) said.... Read more
Black Survivors Coalition Pushes the Boundaries of Student Activism
Content warning: This article discusses sexual assault For Georgetown’s survivors of sexual assault, sometimes direct action is the only way to get results. When members of the Black Survivors Coalition... Read more
Support Georgetown’s Black Survivors
Content warning: This article discusses sexual assault ************************************************************************************************************************* It is extraordinarily powerful to watch determined students demand their rights before senior members of the university administration. Members and supporters of... Read more
Students, administration discuss Campus Climate Survey results
Faculty and administration held a listening session on Oct. 21 to discuss the latest Campus Climate Survey on Sexual Assault and Misconduct Report, conducted in February 2019. The survey had... Read more
Unbelievable: A Netflix Must Watch
Content Warning: This article discusses sexual assault As of late, believability has become quite the hot topic. In the era of fake news, the public is constantly given minimum... Read more
Over 30 percent of undergraduate women reported experiencing sexual assault
The Association of American Universities (AAU) released its aggregated results of the 2019 Campus Climate Survey (CCS) on Oct. 15. The report includes results from the survey that Georgetown administered... Read more
Georgetown submits comment on proposed Title IX changes
Georgetown submitted its comment to the Department of Education on Wednesday on the department’s proposed changes to Title IX enforcement. The comment was largely critical of the changes on several... Read more
Students oppose proposed Title IX changes at listening sessions, final taking place tonight
Two of three scheduled listening sessions on the Department of Education’s proposed changes to Title IX regulations have been hosted by the university, with the final taking place tonight. Maria... Read more
DeGioia invites campus community to discuss proposed Title IX regulations
University President John DeGioia sent an email to the Georgetown community explaining how the university’s plans to respond to the proposed Title IX regulations released by the Department of Education... Read more
GUSA senate passes resolution supporting STAIV
The GUSA senate unanimously passed a resolution to support Students Taking Action against Interpersonal Violence (STAIV) in advocating for survivors of sexual assault at their Nov. 18 meeting. The resolution... Read more