Article Describes a Gang Rape at U.Va.

November 20, 2014

An in-depth article in Rolling Stone details a woman's description of a gang rape she experienced at a University of Virginia fraternity, and the culture on campus that the article suggests makes women vulnerable to rape and to being treated poorly if they try to report such assaults. The article was released Wednesday and the university's president, Teresa A. Sullivan, responded with a statement. "The article describes an alleged sexual assault of a female student at a fraternity house in September 2012, including many details that were previously not disclosed to University officials. I have asked the Charlottesville Police Department to formally investigate this incident, and the university will cooperate fully with the investigation," Sullivan wrote. "The university takes seriously the issue of sexual misconduct, a significant problem that colleges and universities are grappling with across the nation. Our goal is to provide an environment that is as safe as possible for our students and the entire university community."


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