Over the past few years, a diverse array of student organizations have sought to combat sexual assault on campus. Their initiatives have included workshops, conferences, student groups and collaboration with the administration — all of which tackle different aspects of the issue, including efforts in education and prevention, data transparency and University accountability and adjudication.
Earlier this quarter, 1,975 undergraduate students—more than 90 percent of those who voted—voted in favor of a referendum asking Stanford to replace its Campus Climate Survey with that of the Association of American Universities, and to issue said survey every three years. On April 13, two days after the election results were announced, news broke that Stanford’s administration had decided to stand by their survey, though they also announced their intention to reissue it in 2018. In the weeks that followed, students, alumni, and faculty took to a variety of platforms to react, often critically, the administration’s decision. The Daily explores on the developments regarding the Campus Climate Survey and how the university intends to address its critics.
Madeleine Lippey ‘18 is out to reshape the conversation around sexual violence on campus. Last Saturday, she worked with an array of cosponsors to host the Fearless Conference, which provides a centralized and safe space for Stanford students to discuss topics surrounding sexual violence, including masculinity, sex education, survivor support and Title IX policies.
Jeff Sheng, a current Ph.D. student in the Sociology department, led a discussion this past Tuesday on his newly published book, “Fearless: Portraits of LGBQT Students.” Featuring over 200 LGBQT students, “Fearless” is a photography project that aims to promote social change.