The Guilfordian

Staff Editorial: Sexual assault: more transparency needed

The Editorial Board, The Editorial Board

September 8, 2016

In the face of a culture that ignores sexual assault, the entire campus needs to rise up. Students need to take a stand not just against unfair judicial policies but also in their interactions with each other. Talking about sexual assault does not have to be scary. Attitudes about consent come into...

Sports editorial: Presenter Adam Ritz educates student athletes

Reese Setzer, Sports Editor

April 29, 2016

As student athletes and college students, it is safe to say that most of us know the prodigious impact that some of the decisions we make can be have on our futures after college, both positively and negatively. This is prior knowledge that many of us had going into Adam Ritz’s presentation a few...

Controversy surrounds Adam Ritz visit

DaeQuan Fitzgerald, Staff Writer

April 29, 2016

On April 11, keynote speaker and sports radio host Adam Ritz visited Guilford College, sparking concerns when community members learned that he spoke to students partly on his experience as a convicted sex offender. Ritz came to speak with male student athletes about the dangers of alcohol and other...

Lack of trigger warnings absurd, unsafe for many

Elias Blondeau, Staff Writer

February 19, 2016

“Viewer discretion is advised.” For decades, regulatory organizations have affixed everything from movies to television shows to video games with this sort of message. Ideally, this gives people a fair warning before they see something that could upset them or, worse, remind them of past traum...

Senate Update

Collin Gendron, Business Manager

February 19, 2016

An important conversation was held this week in Senate on the topic of sexual assault. The concepts of consent, sexual assault, rape culture and victim blaming were thoroughly discussed in this meeting. Sexual assault occurs on all college campuses and Guilford is no different. Last semester, there were...

Students and faculty come together to discuss campus assault

Brianna Parker, Web Editor

December 4, 2015

Sexual assault affects all aspects of life, including mental health and spiritual well-being, student leaders stated at a forum to address sexual assault this Tuesday. The community seems to agree as approximately 70 community members, students and faculty attended including President Jane Fernandes. The...

Sexual assault and campus justice

Nicholas Carratu, Staff Writer

November 13, 2015

This article is the last part of a series highlighting Guilford College’s sexual assault policies.  Restorative justice has several elements that distinguish it from the traditional criminal justice system. Central to its philosophy is the involvement of all parties who have been affected rather...

Title IX sexual assault investigation continues

Nicholas Carratu, Staff Writer

October 30, 2015

In 2014, Guilford College was involved in a Title IX investigation, along with 55 other colleges and universities, by the U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights for the mishandling of sexual assaults reported on campus. The number of colleges on the list has since increased to 117. Coincidently...

Talking isn’t enough to address sexual assault

Students go over answers to another round of safe sex and healthy relationship trivia at one of the Consent Week events.

Annie Fullwood, Staff Writer

October 30, 2015

Count the of number consent t-shirts next time you take a walk around campus. They might say “Consent is Sexy” or “Netflix and chill does not equal yes.” These shirts are just one example of how far-reaching Guilford’s movement against sexual assault and harassment. And in a country where...