Sexual Assault

April 25, 2017 - 8:22am
Activist Mirabelle Jones also gave the keynote speech to 15 people in HBC Gifford Auditorium Monday night.

Syracuse University’s Office of Health Promotion hosted its biggest night of Sexual Assault Awareness Month with a keynote speaker and candlelight vigil, helping end a month’s worth of educational programming.

Some 15 people gathered in the HBC Gifford Auditorium on Monday night to listen to Mirabelle Jones share her story and artwork. The crowd then moved outside for the 5th annual SU Rising Candlelight Vigil.

March 29, 2017 - 10:43pm
Hundreds of Syracuse students and residents marched and chanted to share their commitment to end sexual violence.

Hundreds of Syracuse University students, faculty members and Syracuse residents gathered at Hendricks Chapel on Wednesday night, March 27 to raise awareness for a common cause: speaking out against sexual violence.

January 25, 2017 - 6:14pm
During an open community discussion surrounding sexual assault on campus, SU administrators discovered a second Title IX complaint at the university.

Syracuse University discovered a second Title IX complaint Wednesday, while attorneys from the U.S. Department of Education’s Office For Civil Rights met with students and faculty members on Tuesday and Wednesday to discuss the current policies on handling sexual assault.

October 4, 2016 - 3:11pm
Students who were part of the grassroots movement carried mattresses labeled with red tape spelling, "RAPISTS GO HERE," across the Quad as part of the "No Red Tape" protest campaign.

With vibrant red tape covering their mouths, a handful of student activists gathered on the Quad midday Tuesday to demonstrate against rape culture and express disappointment over Syracuse University’s recent handling of sexual assault cases.

The protest aimed to follow the 2014 performance “Carry That Weight,” in which Emma Sulkowicz carried her mattress around Columbia University to protest the dismissal of rape charges against her alleged attacker.

November 12, 2015 - 11:24pm
The arrival of the Vice President and his Secret Service detail generates excitement among students and faculty.

A simple walk to class proved exciting for Syracuse University students Thursday as they passed Secret Service agents and marveled at sharp shooters on top of the Schine Student Center and the Sheraton Syracuse University Hotel. The frenzy was generated by the visit of SU School of Law alumnus and Vice President Joe Biden.

November 12, 2015 - 3:16pm
Vice President Joe Biden brought his fight to end violence against women to Goldstein Auditorium on Thursday.

Vice President Joe Biden addressed students in Goldstein Auditorium on Thursday as part of the It’s On Us Week of Action to end sexual assault on college campuses. He talked about his experiences on Capitol Hill fighting to end violence against women and said it was the responsibility of the community to stop it.

February 10, 2015 - 12:49pm
The Office of Health Promotion and Hill Communications put on the event, which included the video launch and discussions with different student organizations.

Students and representatives from various student advocacy groups came together in the Schine Student Center on Monday to celebrate the launch of the #NotAskingForIt video, which highlights the issue of sexual assault victim blaming and promotes awareness about the reality of sexual assault. The video is part of the Office of Health Promotion's campaign, "Got Consent? Be S.U.R.E."

February 8, 2015 - 1:41pm
Recent campaigns, media attention, and federal programs of sexual assault on college campuses have sparked more discussion about the definition of consent among students, faculty and administration.

It was just another night at college; at least that is what Jackie Reilly thought. A couple of girls and guys hanging out upstairs in a fraternity house together on the first night back sophomore year after a long summer apart. Jackie arrived back early to Syracuse University’s campus because she was a peer advisor participating in freshmen orientation. That night, she accepted a drink that she did not see poured. The bottom of a white Styrofoam cup and the contour of her rapist’s body in the background was her last memory.

May 12, 2014 - 12:38pm
In a five-page memorandum sent to students and faculty Monday morning, Syverud discussed promotions and tenure, funding community projects and university leadership, among other things.

In the latest of Chancellor Kent Syverud’s emails to Syracuse University students and faculty, the chancellor laid out a series of changes to affect the university in the coming school year and beyond.

“I have taken some time to think about and assess some key areas of focus,” Syverud wrote in the body of the email after noting that Tuesday marks his four-month anniversary as SU Chancellor, “and want to share with you a number of changes that are being made, some new initiatives underway, and other information I think you should know.”