Student Leaders Address UVA Sexual Assault Scandal

Allegations that the school looked the other way emerge as more alleged victims come forward.
2:31 | 11/25/14

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Now to the sexual assault scandal rocking the university of Virginia. Student leaders are speaking out about the culture on campus. And claims the school looked the other way as more alleged victims are coming forward. Lindsey Davis has the story. Reporter: This morning the so-called rape culture on the uva campus described in the rolling stone article is giving way to a rallying cry, and more alleged victims breaking their silence. We definitely need to re-evaluate how we're punish the perpetrators. Reporter: And a uva junior said she was raped in 2012, we met up with Alex who told us she too was raped just last year and reported it to the university. We went to informal trial and ultimately he got recommendations for therapy and also to different conferences for masculinity and gender violence education. Reporter: So he raped you, and that was his punishment. Yes. Reporter: Jackie, the subject of the expose in rolling stone and Alex's friend tells a similar story. She reported the attack to administers, the university did not and police to open an investigation into her claims until the article was published last week. They presented her with several options, including an informal hearing where the perpetrator has an opportunity to come clean. I feel like if they come forward in that setting and admit they violated the policy, that consideration. Reporter: In an interview that's now surfaced, the dean admits even students who admitted their guilt have not been excelled. That they're willing to say identify done something wrong and recognize that and I'm willing to take my licks and deal with it. That's important to me. Reporter: The university did not return our calls requesting comment. One uva published a petition on change.org calling on administers to make expulsion the mandatory penalty for sexual violence. An board meeting will take place to discuss policies and procedures. An issue not just being discussed at uva, but colleges all across the country.

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