Sexual Assaults on the Rise at George Washington University

WASHINGTON – The rise in sexual assaults on George Washington University’s campus have the University Police Department (UPD) urging students, faculty and staff to take more precautions.

Since Sept. 15, there have been eight sexual assaults reported to the UPD, with at least three occurring on campus.

Six cases were reported by campus administrators. Administrators file anonymous reports that exclude the name of the victim. Then, the victim determines whether or not she/he wants to report the incident.

The UPD noted that six of the eight cases reported involved alcohol. According to a crime alert, 98 percent of sexual assaults reported to the UPD and the university’s Sexual Assault Crisis Consultation Team in the past 15 years have involved alcohol.

For additional information:

To subscribe to Campus Safety magazine, click here.

If you appreciated this article and want to receive more valuable industry content like this, click here to sign up for our FREE digital newsletters!

Leading in Turbulent Times: Effective Campus Public Safety Leadership for the 21st Century

This new webcast will discuss how campus public safety leaders can effectively incorporate Clery Act, Title IX, customer service, “helicopter” parents, emergency notification, town-gown relationships, brand management, Greek Life, student recruitment, faculty, and more into their roles and develop the necessary skills to successfully lead their departments. Register today to attend this free webcast!

Get Our Newsletters
Campus Safety Conference promo