Hey Dukes! Long time, no update. We have had a lot in the works at SASV including restructuring internally, forming partnerships with other groups at JMU, and preparing for some exciting changes. With that being said, we still value transparency as a top priority and aim to publish monthly updates from now on! So anyway, here’s what’s up:
Betsy DeVos’ proposed Title IX guidance, which would greatly reduce protections for survivors, will go through revisions and then be finalized soon now that the Notice and Comment period is over. SASV participated in public comment and hosted a writing party with the Madison Center for Civic Engagement, and now we are prepared to fight for best practices at JMU once the rule is finalized.
On the lines of JMU policy, we have been working closely with administration and OSARP to add a definition of “sexual coercion” to the student handbook. These meetings have been promising, and we are hopeful that OSARP will make this important step towards ensuring that coercion is recognized and taken seriously.
Wednesday, February 20: City of Joy in partnership with The Madison Center and JMU Dukes Vote
Date TBD: Anita in partnership with Poli Sci
Congratulations to the winners of SGA Major Elections, including President Aaliyah McClean! We look forward to working with you all and have faith in your leadership.
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