Georgetown University’s Newspaper of Record since 1920

The Hoya

Georgetown University’s Newspaper of Record since 1920

The Hoya

Georgetown University’s Newspaper of Record since 1920

The Hoya

EDITORIAL: Contraception Personalis

EDITORIAL: Contraception Personalis

By The Editorial Board February 4, 2023

While Georgetown University’s Catholic, Jesuit values guide its mission of education and advocacy, it is also using these values to support its stance on unpopular, unsafe campus policies. Georgetown’s...

Delay in Required Sexual Assault Prevention, Alcohol Awareness Trainings Prompts Safety Concerns

Delay in Required Sexual Assault Prevention, Alcohol Awareness Trainings Prompts Safety Concerns

By Caitlin McLean September 10, 2021

Health Education Services has postponed required Sexual Assault Prevention trainings and AlcoholEdu, an alcohol safety course, for incoming students until mid-September. HESs postponed the two online...

VIEWPOINT: Rethink Hoya RealTalk

VIEWPOINT: Rethink Hoya RealTalk

By Escadar Alemayehu October 4, 2019

Hoya RealTalk is a play put on by students, New Student Orientation and Health Education Services to highlight on-campus resources and portray common issues students might face during their first few weeks...

GEORGETOWN UNIVERSITY | In previous years orientation advisors and NSO captains have viewed the Hoya Real Talk performance before freshman and transfer students. Due to time constraints, this year, most did not.

Hoya RealTalk Featured Inappropriate Content, Orientation Leaders Say

By Rachel Friedman September 6, 2019

This article discusses sexual assault on campus. Please refer to the end of the article for on- and off-campus resources. After student complaints about inadequate preparation and inappropriate messaging...

ANNE STONECIPHER/THE HOYA Health Education Services, Sexual Assault Peer Educators, and the Womens Center organized a month-long education campaign aimed at raising awareness about sexual violence.

SAPE Organizes 1st Monthlong Sexual Assault Awareness Campaign

By Olivia Eggers April 27, 2018

Throughout April, Sexual Assault Peer Educators, the Women’s Center and Health Education Services hosted events in observance of Sexual Assault Awareness month, the first time in university...


Georgetown’s interest in the well-being and safety of its students has come to pervade every corner of campus — even the bathrooms. The Stall Seat Journal, a monthly newsletter featured in bathroom stalls across campus, has been an integral part of the social norms campaign at Georgetown since it was founded in 2006.

Stalling Unhealthy Habits from the Bathroom Stall

By Sarah Jackmauh February 3, 2017

The university’s focus on the health and safety of students has become so widely promoted that the topic has carried over to the unlikeliest of places: the bathroom stall. Since 2006, as part...

Health Education Services Hosts Break the Stigma Event

By Montana Boone February 3, 2017

Health Education Services hosted #BreakTheStigma, an event featuring performances by student groups and activities, including a body image photo campaign, in the Healey Family Student Center yesterday...

Georgetown Health Education Services has no plans to disclose data from the National College Health Assessment survey, which is included in The Stall Seat Journal.

Survey Data Undisclosed

By Tait Ryssdal November 8, 2016

Georgetown Health Education Services has no plans to fully release information regarding student health from the National College Health Assessment survey results from previous years. The NCHA,...

In response to the climate survey results, student club leaders will be required to undergo bystander training.

Bystander Training Required for Leaders

By Tala al Rajjal October 21, 2016

Leaders of Georgetown’s largest student groups will undergo required bystander intervention training as part of the Sexual Assault and Misconduct Task Force’s goal of improving bystander education...

Health Education Services sexual assault specialist Jennifer Wiggins and CAPS sexual trauma specialist Erica Shirley addressed misconceptions of intimate-partner violence at a roundtable discussion in the Intercultural Center on Thursday.

Specialists Dispel Misconceptions on Partner Violence

By Lisa Burgoa April 5, 2016

  Sexual trauma specialist at Georgetown’s Counseling and Psychiatric Services Erica Shirley and sexual assault specialist at Health Education Services Jennifer Wiggins dispelled myths about...


GUSA Releases Mental Health Initiative

By Ashwin Puri January 15, 2016

The Georgetown University Student Association Mental Health Committee announced the creation of the Project Lighthouse mental health initiative Wednesday, which will implement a peer-to-peer online...

#GUProgramAsst Campaign Gains Traction

By Emma Rizk March 20, 2015

Approximately 250 Georgetown students participated in a Twitter and Facebook campaign starting March 2 requesting that the university hire a program assistant for the Women’s Center and Health Education...

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