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.
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.Read More »
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.Read More »
At Speak Out!, Project Dinah members share stories of sexual assault and violence through the words of survivors.Read More »
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.Read More »
Republican sponsors of a U.S. House of Representatives bill hope to change the process of reporting sexual assault on college campuses.Read More »
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.Read More »
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.Read More »
With Sexual Assault Awareness Month winding down, UNC’s Interfraternity Council can boast 100 percent compliance with new sexual assault prevention training mandates.Read More »
UNC students taking the newly required sexual assault education module this semester weren’t alone — nationwide, schools are implementing similar programs for students, faculty and staff.Read More »
In the final meeting of the UNC-system Association of Student Governments this academic year, N.C. State University’s Zack King was sworn in as the next president — beginning his tenure as the student representative on the UNC Board of Governors.Read More »
Samantha Robertson joined a sorority because she wanted to be part of an organization that existed to serve women.Read More »
As someone actively involved in preventing sexual harassment on campus, junior Nabil Lachgar was disappointed when he realized the ease with which students could complete UNC’s newly required sexual assault training modules.Read More »