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

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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