Petition Closed

From November 2009 to January 2010, Stand Up For DC Women and George Washington University's Sexual Violence Awareness Group send out 5,097 surveys to GWU graduate and undergraduate students in order to access students' knowledge of reporting procedures following a sexual assault and the resources available to victims of sexual assault both at the GWU Hospital and on the GWU campus. We found that 74% of students do not feel the GWU community adequately educates students about the resources available to victims of sexual assault and 61% of students feel sexual assault is a problem at GWU.

Therefore, we demand GWU develop more informative and accurate educational materials, workshops, and resources regarding the prevention and response to sexual assault for all students on the GWU campus to ensure that all students are fully aware of what resources are available to victims of sexual assault on campus and beyond.

Letter to
Chief Executive Officer at The George Washington University Hospital  Trent Crable
Medical Director at The George Washington University Hospital  Gary Little
Interim Dean of the School of Medicine and Health Sciences  Jeffrey Akman
and 1 other
President of George Washington University  Steven Knapp
From November 2009 to January 2010, Stand Up For DC Women and George Washington University's Sexual Violence Awareness Group send out 5,097 surveys to GWU graduate and undergraduate students in order to access students' knowledge of reporting procedures following a sexual assault and the resources available to victims of sexual assault both at the GWU Hospital and on the GWU campus. We found that 74% of students do not feel the GWU community adequately educates students about the resources available to victims of sexual assault.

Therefore, we demand GWU develop more informative and accurate educational materials, workshops, and resources regarding the prevention and response to sexual assault for all students on the GWU campus to ensure that all students are fully aware of what resources are available to victims of sexual assault on campus and beyond.

We recommend GWU and the GWU hospital model its efforts after Harvard University's Office of Sexual Assault Prevention and Response or the Campus Assault Response Effort at The University of Texas at Tyler. In order to live up the GWU hospital's mission to provide "service excellence" it must petition the Mayor's office to employ Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners so that victims of sexual assault can receive the level of "world class service" the GWU hospital promises to provide.