GW hires assistant director of sexual assault prevention and response

The University announced Monday that it has hired an assistant director of sexual assault prevention and response to work under one of its Title IX coordinators.

Carrie Ross will connect the office than ensures GW’s compliance with anti-discrimination law to faculty, staff and students. She will also partner with the Division of Student Affairs, the coordinator of victims’ services and student organizations to create programming about sexual assault prevention and awareness.

She will work under Title IX Coordinator Rory Muhammad, who GW hired in October after a nearly year-long vacancy in the Office of Diversity and Inclusion.

Ross comes to GW from the University of Michigan, where she worked at the school’s Center for the Education of Women.

Ross told GW Today that she has already begun designing a curriculum for raising campus awareness of sexual assault and how students should respond when it occurs.

“I’m glad to be part of an institution that’s taking this issue really seriously and approaching it with thoughtfulness,” Ross said.

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