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

Kansas State lawsuit sparks conversation about off-campus sexual assault

The effects of two Kansas State University students’ sexual assault lawsuits are stretching nationwide — reigniting issues of sexual assault in Greek life.

Orange County Rape Crisis Center plans events to raise awareness for Sexual Assault Awareness Month

Today, one in five women experience sexual assault or rape in their lifetime. The Orange County Rape Crisis Center has organized a series of events throughout April — Sexual Assault Awareness Month — to raise awareness for sexual violence and to create a safe space for survivors to share their stories.

Greek groups host discussion about sexual assault at "It's On Us"


Hundreds stood outside of the Campus Y Thursday as Lauren Debski recalled her experience of sexual assault.

Fraternities and sororities team up to combat sexual assault at UNC

Greek organizations are bringing the national “It’s On Us” campaign to Chapel Hill to raise money and awareness for sexual assault for the Orange County Rape Crisis Center. 

Curling for a cause: Greek groups team up to combat sexual violence


A group of students will be lifting weights in the Pit for a few hours a day until Friday to fight sexual assault on college campuses.

Duke under investigation for Title IX complaint

Duke University is joining more than a hundred universities nationwide to be investigated for mishandling sexual assault cases on campus, according to a Title IX complaint made public this month.

Gender Violence Prevention Task Force talks faculty social norms

On Wednesday, about 20 faculty, staff and students sat in the Carolina Union's upper level to discuss recommendations for the Gender Violence Prevention Task Force's report, but the conversation turned to discussing norms and problems faculty members encounter.

Title IX programs increase costs

A wave of gender discrimination regulations in the last year has forced UNC-system schools to rapidly rework their policies and expand staff — a cost schools have incurred without assistance.

Delta Advocates play a supportive role within sororities


The Greek community is increasing sexual assault awareness by expanding the Delta Advocate program to include the Greek Alliance Council and the National Pan-Hellenic Council.

SBP Houston Summers: Party monitors still on the table

The idea of adult party monitors might evoke images of sad, middle-aged men, but Houston Summers, student body president, said this plank of his platform is not exactly what’s expected.

Sexual assault focus is on undergrads

Though UNC has made some strides to change the climate of sexual assault in the undergraduate population, graduate students are often left out of the mix.

Event to bring attention to sexual assault and violence

At Speak Out!, Project Dinah members share stories of sexual assault and violence through the words of survivors.

Rape culture persists online after Asheville owners discovered publishing sexual exploits

Coffee talk has taken a turn for the graphic, as two owners of a local Asheville shop were found broadcasting their sexual encounters online.

Jacob Owens and Jared Rutledge, co-owners of Waking Life Espresso, documented their sexual exploits on social media — via a blog called "Holistic Game," a podcast and Twitter.

Safe Campus Act bill would change process of reporting sexual assault

Republican sponsors of a U.S. House of Representatives bill hope to change the process of reporting sexual assault on college campuses.

Survey says 1 in 4 undergrad women are assaulted


Survey results released Monday show the proportion of women assaulted after enrolling at UNC may be as high as one in four.

Column: No one narrative defines survivors


Over the summer, I survived an experience of sexual violence. 

Opinion: All Greeks should push for programs to prevent rape

In 2014, UNC’s Interfraternity Council amended its constitution to mandate that all of its 22 member organizations require new and executive board members to attend a sexual assault prevention program offered by an approved group, such as One Act or One Act for Greeks.

A year later, more communication needed for sexual assault policy

After a year with the new sexual assault policy, students and administrators are still looking for the right ways to explain and punish sexual assault.

Survivors shout to stop sexual violence

Frustrated by what they describe as the cultural silence surrounding sexual violence, leaders from the Orange County Rape Crisis Center and El Centro Hispano have something to shout about.

Professors weigh classroom trigger warnings


Professors are becoming increasingly aware of how they should teach sensitive or potentially traumatizing material in the classroom, often referred to as trigger warnings.