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