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

Allen Artis' case dismissed

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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. 


Can campuses handle sexual assault cases?

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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.


Survivors work to prevent assault, help others

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A woman sits in her dorm, cradling her head in her hands. There are no more tears, just frustration. Her body hurts. Her head pounds. She hears the sound of other people who are getting back from their night out on Franklin Street, but is numb to it. Even with the sights and sounds of people close to her, she feels alone.


UNC Title IX finds Allen Artis not responsible after appeal

Allen Artis has been found not responsible by UNC's Title IX office after Delaney Robinson's appeal of the original decision. 


Clothesline Project gives a voice to victims of sexual assault

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Students walking through the lower quad yesterday were flanked by rows of T-shirts calling attention to the prevalence of sexual assault.


Sexual Assault Awareness Month gives students the tools and resources to prevent sexual assault

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In honor of Sexual Assault Awareness Month during April, organizations both on and off campus collaborated to address the problem of sexual assault and gender violence to the UNC community.


‘It’s On Us’ opens conversation on sexual assault

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The UNC Greek community came together Wednesday night to raise awareness about sexual assault through their event “It’s On Us.”


'I want them to say this is not OK': Students protest Title IX investigation process

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Demonstrators gathered outside the Equal Opportunity and Compliance Office building on Franklin Street to protest the Title IX process following the release of the office's decision that UNC football player Allen Artis did not violate the University's policy on sexual assault.


UNC Title IX office decides Artis did not violate UNC policy in sexual assault case

The Equal Opportunity and Compliance Office has determined that UNC football player Allen Artis, who is currently suspended from the team, did not violate any university policy regarding the sexual assault case filed by sophomore Delaney Robinson.


Media critic Jean Kilbourne speaks on objectification in TV and film

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Jean Kilbourne, internationally acclaimed media critic, author and filmmaker, spoke at UNC’s Gender-Based Violence Symposium Tuesday on the relationship between objectified images of women in advertising and gender-based violence.


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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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.