After complaints, UNC tries to better respond to sexual assault

by Steph Beckett

This Carolina Conscious cup is just way of reminding people to treat one another with respect, especially when it comes to sex. There are many groups on campus that try to prevent sexual assault. Photo by Steph Beckett/Carolina Connection)
This Carolina Conscious cup is just way of reminding people to treat one another with respect, especially when it comes to sex. There are many groups on campus that try to prevent sexual assault. (Photo by Steph Beckett/Carolina Connection)

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month. The number of sexual assaults being reported at UNC is on the rise, but university officials say that is not necessarily a bad thing.

UNC changed the way it responds to sexual assault in 2014 after a series of criticisms and a formal complaint to the federal government. University officials changed the policy to include a more specific definition of consent and it took students off the hearing board that investigates assault reports.

There is also an effort to change the way students treat one another.

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