Student Union voted to approve a revised definition of sexual assault in Washington University’s judicial code at its weekly session on Tuesday.
With a viral TED talk, multiple books and the creation of a bystander prevention program under his belt, Jackson Katz has dedicated his life to educating others on the dangers of gender violence and how to prevent it.
While it may be that point in the semester when midterms are piling up, essay deadlines are approaching and problem sets seem like they will never end, don’t allow those worries to make you miss hearing Katz speak at Graham Chapel on Thursday.
Washington University in St. Louis Women’s Panhellenic Association (WPA) and Interfraternity Council (IFC) commend National Panhellenic Conference (NPC) and North-American Interfraternity Conference (NIC) for withdrawing their support for United States House Bill, H.R. 3403—Safe Campus Act of 2015.
We have been hearing a lot of buzz around the Safe Campus Act recently. So what is problematic about this bill and why should Greek life especially care?
Last June, Republican representatives Matt Salmon of Arizona and Pete Sessions and Kay Granger of Texas submitted a bill into the United States House of Representatives that has been deemed the Safe Campus Act. This bill, if passed, would prevent college campuses nationwide from investigating sexual assault cases unless the police are also involved in the investigation.
Students presented a petition with nearly 1,000 signatures calling for the expansion of sexual assault prevention and support resources on campus to administrators as part of a continuing response to the campus’ sexual assault survey data released last month.
SU’s bystander intervention training initiative and the response to it so far show that students care about the issue of sexual assault and want to work to make a difference and genuine, lasting change. As much as the administration may support bystander intervention training through its various programs, initiatives and offices, training will not be successful if there isn’t engagement from students themselves.
You could tell Melanie Martinez was touring to support her first album as she paced back and forth on the Off Broadway stage this past Saturday. For starters, she was trotting along in front of huge, illuminated alphabet blocks that spelled out the name of the album, “Cry Baby,” but what is perhaps more revealing was the young artist’s seeming unease.
Student Union has pledged to train one-fourth of undergraduates—approximately 2,000 students—in bystander intervention skills to address potential situations of sexual violence by the end of the academic year.
Attendees expressed concerns about how Washington University planned to address the high rate of sexual assault reported by transgender, genderqueer or nonconforming and questioning (TGQN) students at a forum to discuss recent campus sexual assault survey data.