Topics: Sexual Assault

In December 2012, two UNC female victims of sexual assault spoke up about what they said was a deeply rooted problem with the University’s handling of sexual misconduct — one that they said was inappropriate, time-consuming and traumatic. Those allegations drove three current students, one former student and one former administrator to file a complaint against the University with the U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights, alleging that UNC facilitated a hostile environment for victims reporting sexual assault. 

To help bring the University into compliance with the Department of Education’s “Dear Colleague” letter, the University has also hired Ew Quimbaya-Winship to serve as UNC’s Deputy Title IX Officer, or student complaint coordinator, starting March 11, 2013.

The University's Sexual Assault Task Force convenes for the first time in May 2013 to address changing the University's misconduct policies related to sexual assault.

On Aug. 28, 2014, the University released its new policy on discrimination, harassment and related misconduct

Q&A with Alyson Culin, new executive director of Orange County Rape Crisis Center


UNC graduate Alyson Culin is the new executive director of the Orange County Rape Crisis Center. Staff writer Molly Horak talked with Culin about her work with the center.

Ask for Angela campaign at bars aims to reduce sexual assault


Goodfellows Bar has taken a step to combat sexual violence by implementing the “Ask for Angela” campaign.

Title IX enforcement on college campuses uncertain with DeVos nomination


The nomination of Betsy DeVos for secretary of education has left some wondering how sexual assault policy might change on college campuses.

BOG subcommittee discusses definitions for Title IX policy, sexual assault


A subcommittee of the North Carolina Board of Governors, focusing on sexual harassment and sexual violence policy, met virtually on Tuesday to discuss definitions of related terms.

Decades of doctor-patient sexual assault raise questions of transparency

Seven out of 10 sexual assaults are committed by someone known to the victim according to the Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network (RAINN). A relative. A spouse. A date. 

Year in Review: Sexual assault at UNC

On Nov. 21 The Daily Tar Heel and three other news organizations filed a lawsuit against the University to release the records of students convicted of sexual assault.

The Daily Tar Heel files lawsuit against UNC to obtain campus sexual assault records

The Daily Tar Heel filed a lawsuit against UNC on Monday for access to public records regarding sexual assault cases on campus.

Students begin to develop an app for reporting sexual assault

After years of UNC being in the news for sexual assault, some students had the idea to create an app to provide resources about sexual assault on campus.

New committee looks to engage sexual assault survivors in conversation


After students called for UNC to act on sexual assault, a new committee this month will help survivors and allies find a unified voice to communicate with the administration.

UNC denies Daily Tar Heel's request for sexual assault records

The University has declined The Daily Tar Heel's request for all records of people found responsible for rape, sexual assault or misconduct by University entities.

The Daily Tar Heel is still waiting for public records on sexual assault from UNC

Today marks the deadline for UNC to respond to The Daily Tar Heel’s request for documents pertaining to students found responsible for sexual assault — a request several years in the making.

SpeakOut! event gives a voice to survivors' stories


Project Dinah will be providing a safe space for the discussion and reflection on sexual assault and interpersonal violence with their semiannual SpeakOut! event Wednesday. 

Survivors have many options in reporting sexual assault


The University's new sexual assault policy was created in 2014, and the Chapel Hill Police Department created its current policy in 2004. While these policies exist, some people have concerns about them.

UNC's handling of sexual assault: a process of change and correction

In 1972, with the implementation of Title IX, universities were tasked with a new and daunting responsibility — addressing and adjudicating cases of gender-based violence.

Survivors say releasing records on campus sexual assault is a delicate balance

Survivors of sexual assault at UNC say access to University records could increase transparency surrounding assailants and the sanctions they face.

Our Story shares stories of sexual assault survivors


The Great Hall in the Student Union was filled with chairs, teal ribbon decorations and a row of tissue boxes for Our Story, an interactive event for sexual assault survivors to share their stories, that took place Wednesday. 

The Daily Tar Heel sets Oct. 28 deadline for University public records requests

The Daily Tar Heel issued a formal request for access to University public records on sexual assault cases Friday.

Lawyer for Allen Artis says he 'cannot possibly get a fair hearing' through Title IX


UNC football player Allen Artis repeated the phrase “I did not rape her” five times Thursday outside the Orange County Courthouse.

'Compassion, fatigue and vicarious trauma': Sexual assault nurses treat the physical and the emotional


Koren Garrity was ready to move on. 

Two years after changes, Title IX policy has gaps in implementation


Her life was stuck for a year.

R., a survivor who wishes to remain anonymous, reported her sexual assault case to UNC’s Title IX office and did not get a resolution until almost a year later.