TO THE EDITOR:
We are concerned by the recent student and staff allegations that cases of sexual misconduct were mishandled by members of the University.
In particular, we are alarmed by claims that certain administrative offices and individuals at the University have knowingly or unknowingly violated assault survivors’ rights through complacency, lack of proper education or training, and/or intentional intimidation.
The Progressive Faculty Network urges Chancellor Holden Thorp and Provost Bruce Carney to respond promptly to these allegations that the University has failed to properly address sexual assault and harassment cases at UNC.
More specifically, we call on them to create a university-wide committee — with strong representation from survivors and allies, and including students, staff and faculty — to initiate a comprehensive review of policies as well as alleged misconduct.