When thousands of UVM students walked out of classes earlier this month to demand justice for survivors of sexual assault on campus, senators said it became clear how vital the council’s work might be.
About 2,000 students participated in a walkout inspired by dozens of social media posts detailing experiences of sexual violence on campus.
The challenges of defining and confronting a persistent crisis
Advocates in Virginia say a law that requires colleges to disclose on transcripts when students are disciplined for sexual misconduct has discouraged some survivors from coming forward.
Several dozen students marched across the UVM campus Wednesday to raise awareness of campus sexual assault. They carried mattresses, and paused for five minutes of silence in honor of assault survivors.