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Looking to bolster standards of sexual conduct at the College, the Undergraduate Council discussed a change to its Finance Committee’s rules for funding student groups—a policy which representatives hope will help to prevent sexual assault.
Bearing signs with the slogans reading, “we all deserve to be safe” and “our voices are strong and we will be heard,” undergraduates recounted experiences of sexual violence at Harvard.
Viviana I. Maymi ‘16 speaks at a rally outside Massachusetts Hall where more than 80 undergraduates convened to call on the College to commit more resources and attention to preventing sexual assaults on campus.
Students line up to sign a petition in support of demands to overhaul Harvard's sexual assault prevention programs at a rally outside Massachusetts Hall on Thursday.Students said Harvard should require mandatory yearly sexual assault training for undergraduates and additional training for sexual violence response tutors in addition to increasing funding for the Office of Sexual Assault Prevention and Response.
Students signed a petition in support of demands to overhaul Harvard's sexual assault prevention programs at a rally outside Massachusetts Hall on Thursday.
The crowd looks silently on as speakers share stories at a rally against sexual assault outside Massachusetts Hall on Thursday.
Eli K. Rivas '16 speaks during a rally against sexual assault outside Massachusetts Hall on Thursday.
“I certainly care about this issue,” said resident dean of Mather House Luke Leafgren at a protest against sexual assault. He continued, "and I do see many other administrators...who feel as strongly as I do about the need to make this campus safer.”
More than 80 undergraduates convened outside Massachusetts Hall to call on the College to commit more resources and attention to preventing sexual assaults on campus at a rally on Thursday.
Undergraduates are planning to rally outside Massachusetts Hall on Thursday and demand additional Title IX training, call for more funding toward sexual assault counseling resources, and share personal stories about sexual violence on campus.
Alicia Oeser, left, OSAPR director, discusses the Mather Clothesline Project with Christie McDonald, Mather House Co-Master, and Ann Gaylin, an associate dean of undergraduate education.
The Undergraduate Council voted to issue a set of recommendations to Harvard’s sexual assault prevention task force, with one calling on the task force to acknowledge the role of final clubs and other off-campus groups in the prevalence of sexual assault.
Sexual education advocates took photographs of Harvard students and asked them to share advice on healthy relationships when the #BetterSexTalk project came to Harvard on Sunday.