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St. Joe’s receives grant for sexual assault prevention

Emily Graham February 4, 2020

St. Joe’s received a $30,000 grant from Gov. Tom Wolf as part of the “It’s On Us PA” campaign to prevent sexual assault on college campuses. The “It’s On Us PA” campaign is part of a...


Student experiences religious intolerance in the classroom

Earlier this semester Sehar Macan-Markar ’22 was surprised to hear offensive comments about Islam made by one of her classmates in her Islam class, one of 13 GEP religious difference courses offered in...

Former assistant director for music and worship sues St. Joe’s

Former assistant director for music and worship sues St. Joe’s

Cara Smith October 29, 2019

The former assistant director for music and worship for Campus Ministry filed a civil lawsuit on Oct. 11 against St. Joe’s for discrimination based on sexual orientation according to a federal court...

Title IX changes raise concern

Charley Rekstis February 5, 2019

University and Student Senate participate in public comment   Public comment for the U.S. Department of Education’s proposed overhaul of Title IX closed on Jan. 28, after being open to the public...

Don’t change the process

The Hawk Staff February 5, 2019

We have a responsibility to protect survivors Title IX, a federal law which protects students from sex-based discrimination in educational institutions which receive federal funding, could undergo significant...

Vague and confusing policy does damage

Vague and confusing policy does damage

Dominique Joe December 4, 2018

The decision made regarding what the university believes to be a “bias incident,” reported by The Hawk in the Nov. 28 article “Racist slur left on students’ dorm room door,” has affirmed threatening...

Jackson Katz, Ph.D., speaks to students about gender violence on Oct. 11 (Photo by Luke Malanga ’20).

St. Joe’s makes plans for grant

Amanda Adinolfi October 23, 2018

Sexual assault prevention programs in works Planning is underway for how St. Joe’s will implement new sexual assault prevention programs and trainings as a part of a federal grant the university received...

Christopher Morrin at his office in the Women’s Center (Photo by Matt Barrett ’21).

Grant opens new position

Brendan Kiley September 11, 2018

Christopher Morrin joins St. Joe's Office of Student Outreach and Support When Christopher Morrin, St. Joe’s first sexual misconduct prevention specialist, was in college himself at Lehigh University,...

Stickers by REPP list campus resources for survivors of
sexual assault (Photo by Matt Barret 19).

“It’s On Us”

Alex Mark March 20, 2018

St. Joe's receives second sexual assault prevention grant Last week, St. Joe’s received the It’s On Us grant, which awarded the university $30,000 for sexual assault awareness education and prevention,...

Providing support where law lacks

The Hawk Staff February 12, 2018

Religious liberty and LGBTQ student rights clash Congress is in the midst of passing a bill that could deeply impact federal funding for higher education, while condoning potential forms of discrimination...

Federal government changes Title IX

Erin Duffy October 11, 2017

St. Joe's responds to the rollback of Title IX policies Despite new federal guidelines regarding sexual assault on campus, officials at Saint Joseph’s University do not plan to make any changes to...

Dear Colleague letter policy rescinded

Charley Rekstis September 28, 2017

What you should know about the rollback The United State’s Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos withdrew an Obama-era policy regarding sexual assault on university campuses on Sept. 22, 2017 and replaced...

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