The university said it is investigating recent allegations of sexual misconduct involving students, but many said they have no confidence in how the school handles those cases.
Hundreds of Loyola University Chicago students chanted “No means no!” Slogans. at the entrance of his school. Slogans. When they tried to send messages to the administrators.
“Their Title IX process is not for students who have been harmed by other students on this campus,” said Sam More, a student at Loyola.
Students say Loyola’s Title IX office — which looks into allegations of sexual assault and misconduct — takes too long to investigate and often takes the side of the accused.
Student Madeline Kane said, “They let people out of the campus, which hurt the students here.” “And they don’t see that there’s a problem with that.”
Kane said he was sexually assaulted at a party last year.
“And I checked in with only male interviewers for about six or seven months, there were only male people on the panel, and explained to them what happened, gave them all the evidence I had, the text, the photos, the witness reports,” Ken he said. said. . “And essentially it was not understood that there was sufficient evidence.”
The school declined an interview, but said in a statement: “Loyola is aware of recent allegations of sexual misconduct, we are in contact with the students involved, and are investigating the allegations.
Our top priority is the health, safety and well being of our students. We provide support to any student who has experienced sexual abuse or gender-based violence, and counseling and support services are available for any student in need.”
Organizers of the protest said those accused of misconduct deserve trial, but the school should remove them from the campus pending those investigations.
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