Articles tagged: Title IX


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Georgetown Explained: Title IX

CW: This article discusses topics of sexual misconduct and assault This article is part of a series of explainer pieces by the Voice on some of the most important topics... Read more

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Students demand university response to new Title IX regulations

Content warning: sexual harassment, sexual assault  Members of the Georgetown community are supporting a petition demanding the university commit to a series of policies supporting survivors of sexual assault and... Read more

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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

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Amid GUSA resolution and student petition, alumni ambassador decides to resign

CW: This article discusses allegations of sexual assault and harassment.  In a rare move, the GUSA Senate called an emergency meeting the night of June 29 to rewrite a piece... Read more

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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. 

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New federal Title IX regulations announced amid criticism

Content Warning: This article discusses sexual harassment and assault. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos announced new rules regarding federal Title IX regulations on May 6. These regulations come after a... Read more

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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

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Sarah Onori to begin as Title IX and civil rights investigator later this month

Content warning: This article references sexual assault.  On Tuesday, Georgetown announced the onboarding of new Title IX and civil rights investigator Sarah Onori, who will begin work later in February.... Read more

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Faculty letter calls for transparency, reform in student conduct proceedings

Content warning: This article discusses sexual harassment and assault. In a Dec. 12 letter to University President John DeGioia obtained by the Voice, members of Georgetown’s faculty and staff asked... Read more

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Harassment reporting structures are broken—GAGE provides a solution

My years at Georgetown as a PhD student were undoubtedly the most difficult years of my life. This was not because of the rigor of coursework and research activities, as... Read more

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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

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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

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GUSA Hosts First Fall Roundtable with Administrators

GUSA hosted its first fall roundtable on Sept. 18 to allow students the opportunity to communicate directly with administrators. Students could question administrators at all seven round tables, labelled mental... Read more

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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

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University drafts response to proposed Title IX changes

Georgetown released a draft of its comment regarding the Department of Education’s (DOE) proposed changes to Title IX enforcement and welcomed student input on the document through Jan 27. The... Read more

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STAIV Holds Town Hall on Proposed Title IX Changes, Interpersonal Violence

Students Taking Action Against Interpersonal Violence (STAIV) held a town hall on Jan. 15 to discuss the Department of Education’s proposed changes to Title IX regulations and the university’s approach... Read more

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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

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Speak Out: Protect Survivors and Reject Proposed Changes to Title IX

Content Warning: Sexual Assault The Department of Education has released new Title IX guidelines—rules about how cases of sexual assault can be handled by schools. The release on Nov. 16... Read more

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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

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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