CORRECTION: An earlier version of this story said the University’s Sexual Assault Task Force has been rewriting the Honor Code. It has been rewriting University policy. The article has been amended to reflect this change, and The Daily Tar Heel apologizes for the error.
The University’s Sexual Assault Task Force will continue rewrites of University policy this fall — despite its original goal to have recommendations ready by the time students returned to school.
The 21-member committee was commissioned by former Chancellor Holden Thorp to examine UNC policies dealing with student-on-student complaints of sexual violence.
His actions came after a federal complaint was filed with the Department of Education claiming the University underreported cases of sexual assault.
In June, Christi Hurt, interim Title IX coordinator and chairwoman of the task force, said the group hoped to deliver its recommendations to Chancellor Carol Folt by the beginning of the semester.
But Hurt said they were unable to finish the recommendations because members were adamant that they wanted to completely rewrite policies that address sexual assault.
“The group was very clear that they wanted to create something that was UNC-specific,” she said.
The group will meet on Aug. 26, but Hurt said there is no set schedule for future meetings after that.
She said the task force has already clarified the language of the policy and rewritten the section on the process of how a complaint is filed. Now members are looking at who should sit on the panel to judge those cases, Hurt said.