UVA answering allegations of gang rape and campus culture of rape and assault

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CHARLOTTESVILLE, Virginia – The University of Virginia is running on crisis mode after Rolling Stone reported in graphic detail the gang rape of a freshman female student during a campus fraternity party, and about the culture of rape and assault at the university.

And now, the university has suspended all fraternities until January while administrators and police investigate the allegations.

The victim told Rolling Stone that friends told her not to report the assault because it would damage her reputation and hurt their chances of joining sororities and fraternities.

When she did tell the dean of students several months later, she said nothing happened.

In a statement released over the weekend, the president of UVA said the article includes “many details that were not previously disclosed to university officials.”

But the Huffington Post reports that UVA does not expel students for sexual assault, even if they confess, suspending them instead.

And now, another student says something similar happened to her at the same fraternity, and that she had to walk around campus with her rapist for the next two-and-a-half years.

Student leaders said it’s time for people to take a serious look at sexual assaults on college campuses.

“This is our opportunity as individuals, as students, and as a community at large to rise up and say ‘Enough,’” said Ashley Brown, President, One Less at U.Va.

Going to college is a student’s big step on the road to adulthood. It shouldn’t have to become the first step to a life-long nightmare.

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