Students want more done about sexual assault cases at UVa.

Posted at 10:17 PM, Nov 24, 2014
and last updated 2014-11-24 22:17:39-05

A Rolling Stone article sparked weekend protests at UVa, as administrators closed all fraternities for the rest of the year.

This is our opportunity as individuals, as students, and as a community at large to rise up and say, `Enough.`

At the same time, student journalists at UVa released an unedited interview with the associate dean in charge of the sexual misconduct board. In that interview, Nicole Eramo concedes the university routinely expels students for cheating, but doesn't expel students for sexual assault, even when a student admits the crime.

In Norfolk, that kind of decision is the center of a lawsuit against Virginia Wesleyan College. A former student says administrators at first expelled her attacker, but then changed their minds and let him withdraw, so he could go to another school.

With so many stories like this, many are wondering why college women don't bypass campus police and go straight to city detectives?

On its website, ODU tells students crimes should be reported to campus police, even crimes that happen off campus. Virginia Wesleyan says the same thing, to report crimes to campus security. And at Norfolk state, students are encouraged to report crimes on campus, and crimes near the campus, to the university police.

Back at UVa, so many people have tried to watch the associate dean's interview about sexual-assault punishments that the students' website crashed. They put the interview on another site, it’s getting thousands of views.