Suppose your college suddenly were the subject of a viral video in which a former student (recently transferred) alleged a sexual assault by a co-worker who is still employed as a tutor on your campus. She gives her name as well as that of the alleged assailant and provides the date and place of the assault – the livestock care facility. Her account has the ring of truth, and we know that false accusations of rape are very rare.
Your administration issues a no-comment statement and then, under pressure, a statement that both the campus and the local sherriffs thoroughly investigated the allegations. It “cares deeply” about protecting students but also must protect the privacy of its employees.
Your administration has not seemed particularly above board in any of its dealings with faculty or students.
The tutoring program is housed is in your college. A rally in support of the accuser is planned there.
Would you go?