When considering campus safety, we often exclude sexual assault from our definitions of violence, despite its prevalence on our campus.
In a protest titled “Wash. U. Has a Problem,” organized by the group in charge of the Instagram account @metoowashu, students gathered across campus to demand that Washington University take action to prevent sexual violence.
It may have been a year and a half since the rally, but survivors are still facing major problems right now.
Prominent feminist writer and activist Jessica Valenti spoke on feminism, rape culture and sexual harassment in Graham Chapel April 9.
The survey, administered through the Association of American Universities (AAU), is designed to gauge the prevalence of sexual violence on college campuses, as well as student perception of available support services.
Feminist activist Jackson Katz spoke to a nearly full Graham Chapel last Thursday on the importance of the feminism and gender equality for all.
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.
Clayton police are continuing to investigate an alleged sexual assault that took place last week on the intramural athletic fields by the South 40. According to the Washington University Police Department’s crime log, a female student reported being assaulted by a man she met at a downtown St. Louis venue around 1:50 a.m. on Oct. 6.
A female student reported this week being sexually assaulted by an acquaintance, according to the Washington University Police Department. The alleged assault took place on Sept. 29 and was reported to the police on Tuesday.
Members of the Advisory Committee on Sexual Violence and Prevention (ACSVP) are moving forward with plans to hire an assistant director of sexual assault prevention and education. Over the summer, the committee chose three preliminary candidates to interview for the position.
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