Students at George Mason University demand action on Justice Kavanaugh and Title IX policies


It has been a little over two weeks since George Mason University announced Justice Brett Kavanaugh will be joining the Antonin Scalia Law School faculty, but students at the main campus are making their voices heard. 

Students gathered on the main campus by the George Mason statue to spout off on their displeasure with school’s hiring of Justice Kavanaugh, as well as the school’s handling of Title IX issues. The student group, Mason for Survivors, started a petition asking for the school to part ways with Kavanaugh as well as other ways to make sexual assault survivors feel safer on campus. They hand delivered their six demands and a petition with over 2,500 signatures on it to the President’s office.  

“The importance of today was showing up in person to the administration, showing that we can come together as survivors, as allies, as a community to fight for justice,” said Kailey Adkins, member of Mason for Survivors and sexual assault survivor. 

One of the demands was to have a town hall with school officials, so the students could be heard. That demand was met and will happen on April 16th.

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