Sexual Assault Task Force

The Sexual Assault Task Force was created in 2013. Its 21 members met regularly to discuss the way that the University handles student on student reports of discrimination, harassment, stalking and interpersonal violence. The task force was led by the director of the Carolina Women’s Center, Christi Hurt and was made up of students, faculty and staff. They released the revised policy on sexual violence on August 28, 2014. 

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	The UNC Sexual Assault Task Force held a meeting on Jan. 7, 2014 at the Friday Center.

Sexual assault task force reconvenes

Under UNC’s current sexual assault policy, “consent” is defined in four sentences. But UNC’s Sexual Assault Task Force’s current draft of the policy has defined the term in 14 sentences. The task force hopes the changes will make the policy specific enough that survivors of sexual assault won’t have to research terms and definitons on their own.

Duke to increase sanction on assault cases

As UNC’s handling of sexual assault cases continues to be examined, Duke University has taken steps to toughen its own sanctioning in such cases — naming expulsion as the recommended punishment for perpetrators.