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Lawmakers Refuse to Support Victims of Sexual Assault at the Virginia Military Institute

Lawmakers Refuse to Support Victims of Sexual Assault at the Virginia Military Institute

A Virginia statute makes it illegal for a university to punish a student for a drug or alcohol offense that comes to light during a report of sexual assault. The statute applies to every public institution in the Commonwealth, with one notable exception: Virginia Military institute.

Investigative Report Documents Women's Experiences at the Virginia Military Institute

Investigative Report Documents Women’s Experiences at the Virginia Military Institute

The Virginia Military Institute enrolled its first women cadets enrolled in 1997. Today, women make up only 14 percent of the student body. A new report finds that sexual assault; incidents of gender inequity; a culture of not taking women seriously; double standards for women on matters of dress, social behavior, and sexual behavior are all problems on campus.