Some question delay in changes to UNC's sexual assault complaint policy

September 12, 2013 1:55:02 PM PDT
Students on the UNC-Chapel Hill campus will have to wait a little longer for changes to the university's sexual assault complaint policy.

ABC11 has learned a task force assigned to rewrite the rules plans to meet yet again later this month, which is drawing some criticism.

The campus newspaper is taking aim at the22 member task force that met throughout the summer with the hope of making recommendations by the time students returned to campus. However, that didn't happen.

Recently, the student body president sent out a campus email promising the group is working hard to make significant changes to university policy.

But, without a clear deadline for those changes, critics argue students are being kept in the dark

"Some students are happy with the progress we've made over the summer," said UNC Student President Christy Lambden, who is part of the task force, "and, some students are dissatisfied that we don't have a new policy in place. I think with every population that is as diverse as our student population is there is always going to be a mixture of opinions."

The task force was created in response to at least three federal complaints, some of which allege the university has mishandled the case of some sexual assault victims.

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