"A University of North Carolina sexual assault victim has been charged with violating the school's honor code and creating a hostile environment for her attacker, according to Jezebel.com.
The charge came approximately a month after Landen Gambill, a sophomore at UNC—who last spring reported being raped by a student she says is still on campus—filed a complaint with the U.S. Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights. She, as well as others who filed with her—including current and former students, and Melinda Manning, the school's former assistant dean of students—allege that the school had pressured Manning into underreporting sex offense cases.
An email sent by the school last week to Gambill—who says she's facing possible expulsion for speaking out about her ordeal— reads in part:
You are being charged with the following Honor Code violation(s):
I.C.1.c. - Disruptive or intimidating behavior that willfully abuses, disparages, or otherwise interferes with another (other than on the basis of protected classifications identified and addressed in the University's Policy on Prohibited Harassment and Discrimination) so as to adversely affect their academic pursuits, opportunities for University employment, participation in University-sponsored extracurricular activities, or opportunities to benefit from other aspects of University Life.
The matter has been turned over to UNC's Honor Court. If found guilty, Gambill could be subject to a range of sanctions, including probation, suspension or even expulsion."
Please click the above and go RTWT, but the University of North Carolina needs to quit worrying about their image and start worrying about the safety of their students. You know the students who are also your CUSTOMERS.... They are paying you to get an education, and you are more worried about your public image than you are about the safety of your customers?
WOW!!! And I thought Institutions of Higher Education were supposed to be bastions of virtue.