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Chancellor Mike Powers addressed how cases of sexual misconduct are handled on campus in an Oct. 20 address, and has held several town halls concerning the topic. This week we asked students: What do you think about how causes of sexual misconduct are handled at UAF?
“It seems the police handle [sexual misconduct] pretty quickly and send emails to warn people. It’s a good system and it makes me feel safe.”
-Naomi Stapp, senior rural development student
“I am not particularly versed in the policy. I appreciate how the university is acknowledging the sexual assaults on campus.”
-Michaela Murphrey, junior homeland security student
“Honestly, I heard about the cases in the news and that they were handled. But I’m not sure how.”
-Klara Shepard, freshman English literature student
“Well I heard a lot about it. I got an email but I don’t know a lot about how they handle them.”
-Katie Shake, freshman accounting student
“I don’t know how it’s handled. I’ve never had to deal with it. I see the notification emails but I don’t know where to look for the policy. I’ve never found information but I’d like to know what do they do when [sexual misconduct] is reported?
-Jerry Gardener, senior business student
“I think they are handled seriously. I took some online courses to stay informed and to know how to handle it [sexual misconduct] so it doesn’t go further. The university really likes to inform students so they report incidents.
-Alma Fisher, freshman history student
“I don’t know.”
-Cavelia Wonhola, freshman construction management student