Wesleyan University Board of Trustees: Audit ResLife/Public Safety reports of sexual harassment, sexual assault, and rape
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Wesleyan University Board of Trustees: Audit ResLife/Public Safety reports of sexual harassment, sexual assault, and rape

    1. Petition by

      Vincent Vecchione, Holly Wood

In light of the recent allegations of the administration's horrifying mistreatment and cruelty toward a rape victim in 2010, it is crucial that Wesleyan University analyze all other recorded charges of sexual crimes reported to the Offices of Residential Life and Public Safety. The best way to do this is for the Office of Residential Life to analyze every prior notice of sexual harassment, sexual assault, and rape, then review how the Office responded, and whether this response was effective. Special attention should be paid to cases of representatives of the administration "gaslighting" or otherwise diminishing the criminality of harassment, assault and rape to undergraduates.

This petition is addressed to Wesleyan's Board of Trustees, calling on them to demand immediate action. No Wesleyan student should feel unsafe on campus. As alumni we are demanding that Wesleyan ensure it has done everything in its power to protect students both past and present from reported incidences of sexual misconduct. Current students need to have faith in the administration's ability to protect future alumni. A public and comprehensive audit is the best way to move toward policies that better ensure student safety and support survivors of crimes.

http://articles.courant.com/2012-10-05/news/hc-wesleyan-rape-lawsuit-1006-20121005_1_wesleyan-university-student-wesleyan-community-lawsuit

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/03/12/AR2010031201792.html

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    • Anita Kanitz STUTTGART, GERMANY
      • 11 months ago

      "…gender equality is critical to the development and peace of every nation."

      -- Kofi Annan

      "…there is no tool for development more effective than the empowerment of women."

      -- Kofi Annan

      "women themselves have the right to live in dignity, in freedom from want and freedom from fear. On this International Women's Day, let us rededicate ourselves to making that a reality.

      -- Kofi Annan

      When women thrive, all of society benefits, and succeeding generations are given a better start in life.

      -- Kofi Annan

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    • Alexis Luttrull NASHVILLE, IN
      • about 1 year ago

      Stop the war against women!

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    • Terri Hanagan SAN FRANCISCO, CA
      • almost 2 years ago

      I have a daughter who lives on campus. If this ever, ever happene to here I would want her to feel supported. More importantly, I want her to be/feel safe.

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    • Phil Zegelbone CAMBRIDGE, MA
      • almost 2 years ago

      alum

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    • Leslie Rapoport NEW YORK, NY
      • almost 2 years ago

      It is despicable that Wesleyan, like other schools, cares more for its image than its students, and punishes and silences rape survivors while letting rapists go free. Everyone involved in the case is complicit in Rape culture. not offering treatment because it's a Sunday? or even a ride to the hospital? It's unacceptable and you know better...

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