According to UNC student responses to the AAU survey, over 68 percent of students who reported being sexually assaulted in any manner said they never reported the assault because they thought it would be too difficult or embarrassing, or that it wasn’t serious enough. 

Clarification: This photo was taken at Kenan Stadium to show the UNC logo. The story does not involve the football team in any way.  

'So many guys seem to take it too far:' how college culture encourages sexual assault

In a study conducted at Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health in 2015 following the survey by the AAU, researchers conducted interviews with undergraduates and found that most students believed when someone had come into their room or sat on their bed, that was consent. 


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

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Allen Artis stands with his lawyer, Kerry Sutton, and her law partner Stephen Lindsay next to a photo of Delaney Robinson at his press conference on June 29.

Allen Artis' case dismissed

UNC football player Allen Artis, who was suspended from the football team after he was charged with a misdemeanor assault on a female and sexual battery, had his case dismissed on Thursday. 


Sammie Espada, a junior women's and gender studies and political science double major, reads out grievances addressed to the Equal Opportunity and Compliance Office as protesters watch on.

Can campuses handle sexual assault cases?

Any UNC student you stop on the street can give you directions to anywhere on campus and name the basketball starting lineup, but you’ll be hard pressed to find someone who knows the history of sexual assault on their campus. “I’m honestly not aware of any sexual assault stories related to UNC,” said junior Irene Zhu.