sexual assault

Why the 2,505 purple pinwheels around campus are important

While I was aware of the prevalence of sexual assault at college campuses across the country—Wash. U. included—the pinwheels brought a tangible image to the numbers. They also feel personal—they represent individuals on our campus, people we live with and have classes with and share a community space with.

| Senior Forum Editor

Mental health services at WU find new ways to reach students as semester comes to end

Students at Washington University who work in mental health services or mental health care advocacy are searching for ways to address the emerging mental health needs of students while also grappling with obstacles to providing care caused by the pandemic.

| Staff Reporter

Following a summer of mass deactivations, Campus Life considers next steps for Greek Life

Over 50% of fraternity and sorority members at Washington University have permanently deactivated from their organization following a summer of students pointing out the systemic oppression present within the Greek system.

| Managing Editor

AAU Campus Climate Survey reveals increase of reported nonconsensual sexual contact on campus

42.5% of undergraduate women will experience nonconsensual sexual contact with physical force by their fourth year at Washington University, according to findings released in the Association of American Universities (AAU) Campus Climate Survey on Sexual Assault and Sexual Misconduct, Oct. 15.

| Senior News Editor

Op-ed: Known by name and number

That survey made me feel like a number, like a statistic. But not in an empowering way—I didn’t feel like my voice counted. I felt like my voice, my number, my part of those statistics, was going to be looked at without empathy.

Anonymous Student

LIVE’s Clothesline Project provides survivors with representation, support

In observance of Sexual Assault Awareness Month, the student group Leaders in Interpersonal Violence Education (LIVE) organized a Clothesline Project this week, concluding April 4.

Elizabeth Phelan | Staff Writer

LIVE hosts Sexual Assault Awareness Month

Leaders in Interpersonal Violence Education will partner with campus organizations to hold a series of programs about sexual violence in honor of Sexual Assault Awareness Month.

Sarah Xing | Contributing Reporter

WPA survey finds widespread sexual violence across WU fraternities

Women in Washington University sororities reported sexual harassment or assault by members of every Greek fraternity chapter in an independent survey commissioned by the Women’s Panhellenic Association.

| News Editor

Katy’s Korner: Stop outing sexual assault survivors. Sincerely, Survivors

What do I do if my friends keep outing me as a sexual assault survivor? It’s something that takes me a lot of time to be comfortable telling people, so I’m not okay with it being talked about before I’m ready. I don’t want to lose friends over this, but I also don’t want to have to sacrifice my anonymity.

| Senior Scene Editor

How to improve ‘#RewindBlurredLines’

Every Washington University first-year student attended “#RewindBlurredLines,” an improvised, interactive skit about sexual assault, throughout the month of February.

Leah Hardgrove | Staff Writer

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