Colleges & Universities

Sexual Assault Policy Changes
7:35 am
Wed November 26, 2014

Major Changes on the Way for the University of Virginia

Credit Hawes Spencer

The University of Virginia’s governing board is weighing several possible changes in policy following charges the school permits a culture of rape to survive on campus. 

Student protestors chanted outside an emergency meeting of the board of visitors - prompted by last week's report in Rolling Stone magazine of a fraternity house rape and allegations of a culture that tolerates binge drinking and sexual assault.

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Law & Crime
7:27 am
Wed November 26, 2014

UVA's Board of Visitors Reacts to Campus Sexual Assault Allegations

Credit The University of Virginia. Photo: Dan Addison/UVA Public Affairs

The University of Virginia’s Rector has issued a public apology following a report in Rolling Stone magazine that the school harbors a culture of rape.  Members of the board of visitors may soon adopt a policy of zero tolerance for sexual assault and consider new limits on alcohol consumption at fraternities. 

Board chairman Keith Martin said he was appalled by the Rolling Stone report which began with the story of a woman called Jackie.  She said she was raped by seven men at a fraternity party.  When she refused to press charges, the university took no action against the men.

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Law & Crime
8:39 am
Tue November 25, 2014

UVA Reacts to Gang Rape Allegations, Board of Visitors Discusses How to Move Forward

The University of Virginia Governing Board meets today to address the gang rape allegations by a campus fraternity. Students, faculty and staff are all reacting to the disturbing alleged events that have placed the historic university in an unwanted spotlight. 

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Article Aftermath and Impact
7:01 am
Mon November 24, 2014

Responses to Rolling Stone's UVA Article

The Phi Kappa Psi house voluntarily closed after Rolling Stone released the allegations.
Credit Hawes Spencer

Four people were arrested over the weekend – charged with trespassing during protests at the University of Virginia.  Students and faculty expressed continued outrage following reports of gang rapes at a fraternity on campus some years ago, and UVA President Teresa Sullivan banned activities at about 60 frats and sororities through the end of the year. 

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Phi Kappa Psi
5:34 pm
Thu November 20, 2014

UVA Fraternity Voluntarily Suspends Activities

Phi Kappa Psi

Phi Kappa Psi fraternity at the University of Virginia has voluntarily surrendered its Fraternal Organization Agreement with the University and suspended all chapter activities as an investigation into rape allegations unfolds.

About 700 people rallied at the University of Virginia Thursday, responding to a Rolling Stone Magazine report detailing charges of sexual assault at a prestigious UVA fraternity. Phi Kappa Psi has since closed its doors, called the incident intolerable and pledged full cooperation with a police investigation. 

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