Knox College students speaking out

Students say sexual assault and racism cases are mishandled.

Published 05/27 2015 06:57PM

Updated 05/27 2015 06:57PM

Students at Knox College are protesting what they say are mishandled cases of sexual assault and racism. 
 
Activists said they've been meeting with school administrators to address allegations of title nine violations.
Administrators say they are taking the concerns seriously. Students held a protest in front of prospective students. They want the school to meet their demands of making Title 9 complaints easier for students when it comes to sexual assault and racism.
 
"We just feel like its ridiculous that a professor can sexually assault a student and get tenure and a professor can use the n-word in class and not be reprimanded because as they say 'freedom of speech,'" said student, Alexis Toney.
 
College administrators say they're using their strategic planning process and other action steps to respond to the issues. They also hired a consultant to review the campus policies. 

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