Most Read
Image 01 Image 02 Image 03

Dickinson College Students Occupy Campus Building Demanding Change to Sexual Assault Policy

Dickinson College Students Occupy Campus Building Demanding Change to Sexual Assault Policy

“will continue to occupy the Holland Union building until real change takes place”

This was reportedly sparked by one student who alleges she was assaulted but says she was too intimidated to go to the police.

CBS News 21 reports:

Dickinson College students hold sit-in, demanding reform of sexual assault policies

On Monday, more than 250 students at Dickinson College held a sit-in, demanding the institution reform its process of investigating complaints of sexual assault.

Students said they will continue to occupy the Holland Union building until real change takes place.

The spotlight on the issue of sexual assault comes after a student penned her own personal tragedy in the student paper, The Dickinsonian, and said there was a gross mishandling of her case.

Rose McAvoy will never forget October 30, 2017.

It’s the day she says she was sexually assaulted.

“He was a friend of mine,” McAvoy said. “He always talked about being a feminist, things like that. Immediately after it happened, I left, and I was just sobbing.”

McAvoy said it happened on campus in Allison Hall. Intimidated by the thought of going to police, and trusting the faculty at Dickinson College, she chose to disclose to her school.

That process, too, was a grueling experience.

“It was really hard,” McAvoy said. “I was incredibly depressed. It was awful. I barely stayed enrolled here, and now I’m hear for my fifth year because I have to make up all the credits that I lost.”

DONATE

Donations tax deductible
to the full extent allowed by law.

Comments

Police are trained to investigate these crimes–colleges are not. The administration needs to give them a deadline for vacating the premises for call in the police to arrest them for trespass–but I’m sure they won’t.

I’d use campus police to forcibly remove the “protesters.” I’d also schedule exams so that “protesters” will miss the exams and flunk out.

Too intimidated for police but not too intimidated to start a huge protest…makes sense to me.

    healthguyfsu | February 10, 2020 at 6:23 pm
    “Too intimidated for police but not too intimidated to start a huge protest…makes sense to me.”

    Exactly. The police who are guided by policy and law and procedure or a friendly and compliant TitleIX office who wants to prove they are fighting the good fight.

“It was really hard,” McAvoy said.

Is this part of her testimony?

Here is the best answer to the squatters.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=__iQGa0OkIs

Wanna take a wild guess how effective that was? You guessed it, quiet night in the building.

“Students said they will continue to occupy the Holland Union building until real change takes place.” And why not? When administrations routinely cave to student “demands,” why merely offer reasons why you think something should change?

Although the students surely must be very, very sure they’d never ever have to deal with a false accusation themselves. That, or they’ve chugged the “women never lie about that” Kool-Aid (despite overwhelming evidence that people lie (and always have lied) about all sorts of things for all sorts of reasons just about every day, in every possible way).

“you have to live with your attacker in the same community as it’s going on.” So, there you have it: Can’t the accused just be banned from campus immediately upon receiving a complaint, and prior to presentation of any evidence? Because (of course) no one would abuse the power to exercise such summary ‘justice.’

“The students, being where they are, I think they want action today or tomorrow.” Yes, so just get the rope already? Can they truly be so callow as not to appreciate the history and reasons behind due process? They must be very, very sure …

Font Resize
Contrast Mode
Send this to a friend