Rape Culture: Administrators’ Response to Sexual Abuse
Sexual assault happens every day on every college campus. But when discussions turn to sex, many people find the topic taboo and avoid the conversation, leaving many victims embarrassed and prompting many to hide their stories for fear of being ignored. How can the Ivies break the residual silence on this issue, reorganize how administrators address these cases, and finally discipline the perpetrators involved?
LGBTQ Issues: Continuing Awareness and Education
Many people know the term “LGBTQ” and know someone who identifies with one of these groups, but individuals who do not identify as such may have a trouble directly identifying with, relating to, and talking about these issues. How can the Ivies keep promoting frank, respectful, and issue-aware advocacy and support for the LGBTQ community?
Mental Health Awareness: Eliminating the Stigma of Getting Help
Mental health awareness has exploded on college campuses. Access, misinformation, and commonly-held stigmas, however, remain obstacles moving forward. How can Ivy League universities make mental health care more accessible on campus? When someone breaks a leg, they tend to seek physical treatment without hesitation; so why is it different when something happens to the brain? We want to make this an issue that every student on every campus is comfortable talking about.
Gender in the Classroom: How Does Gender Influence Academic Choices?
Despite it being the 21st century, people still associate specific genders with certain professions, and gender imbalance exists in numerous academic majors and disciplines. How does this influence academic pursuits and eventual career choices?