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Student Advocacy Office Pushes for Lesser Sanctions Against Marijuana Violations

Student Advocacy Office Pushes for Lesser Sanctions Against Marijuana Violations

By Nicolas Bocock April 29, 2021

Georgetown University students are calling on the university to lessen sanctions for marijuana violations in an effort to reflect marijuana legalization in Washington, D.C., and changing attitudes nationwide. Georgetown’s...

Student Conduct Policy and COVID-19: Increased Sanctions, Lack of Appeals Process

Student Conduct Policy and COVID-19: Increased Sanctions, Lack of Appeals Process

By Charlotte Rosenblum and Allie Altshule November 13, 2020

When Nolan Peacock (COL ’21) and his two housemates received a non-COVID-19-related noise complaint from the Student Neighborhood Assistance Program for hosting three guests at their off-campus house...

VIEWPOINT: Adopt Restorative Justice Approaches

VIEWPOINT: Adopt Restorative Justice Approaches

By Curtis Yun November 5, 2020

As young adults and college students, we make mistakes ranging from drug use to excessive drinking to harassment. Reducing the frequency of students’ mistakes is the priority of any university — and...

EDITORIAL: Improve SNAP Relations with Students

EDITORIAL: Improve SNAP Relations with Students

By Editorial Board September 19, 2020

Despite Georgetown University only allowing a limited number of students back on campus during the COVID-19 pandemic, many students are still living in the areas surrounding the campus. The Student Neighborhood...

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GUSA will host a Save Georgetown Day event Tuesday in an effort to encourage responsible behavior on the day.

GUSA Launches Save Georgetown Day Initiative

By Tara Subramaniam April 4, 2017

The university is planning to collect data on April 28’s Georgetown Day conduct violations, including Georgetown University Police Department calls, leading the Georgetown University Student Association...

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The Student Advocacy Office has been reorganized, adding arms dedicated to student workers, 
mental health and free speech, in an attempt to streamline advocacy and increase efficiency.

SAO Revamped in Efficiency Bid

By Tom Garzillo April 21, 2015

The Student Advocacy Office has been restructured to include branches for student workers, mental health and free speech, under the direction of Director Ryan Shymansky (COL ’16) and Georgetown University...

After Review, Code of Conduct Tweaked

By Mallika Sen August 30, 2013

The rewritten and slightly condensed Code of Student Conduct features streamlined guidelines in an effort to increase transparency in the disciplinary process. The 2013-2014 code, released Thursday...

Student Advocacy Office Addresses Off-Campus Rights

By Alexander Galan December 4, 2012

After university administrators raised the evidentiary standard for disciplinary proceedings from “more likely than not” to “clear and convincing” in October, the Student Advocacy Office will begin...

Referendum is Valid, Ongoing

By Annie Chen September 28, 2012

After a failed university web server delayed the release of ballots by more than nine hours, voting for GUSA senators and the evidentiary standard referendum was still underway at press time early...

Be Your Own Advocate: A Lesson in Student Rights

By Ben Manzione August 27, 2012

As a volunteer for the Student Advocacy Office, I’ve been put through rigorous training in Georgetown’s disciplinary system and student rights bylaws. So for all the wide-eyed freshmen, as well as...

One Year Later, a Look Back at the Meaney-Laverriere Term

By Sam Rodman March 2, 2012

Georgetown University Student Association President Mike Meaney (SFS '12) and Vice President Greg Laverriere (COL '12) campaigned in 2011 to improve student life, neighborhood relations andGUSA accountability. As...

Student Rights Pamphlet Released

By Mariah Byrne March 2, 2012

The Georgetown University Students Association released its Student Rights Pamphlet Thursday, drawing to a close an initiative that has been in the works for over a year. The guide is intended to be...

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