U.Va. board to discuss sex assault allegations

AP News
Posted: Nov 25, 2014 4:02 AM

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — The University of Virginia Board of Visitors is holding a special meeting to discuss recent allegations of sexual assault that have rocked the campus.

The board on Tuesday will also take up the university's policies for handling sexual assault cases.

The meeting comes after Rolling Stone published an article describing a woman's account of a brutal gang rape — and what the magazine called a hidden culture of sexual violence at the school.

University President Teresa Sullivan has asked police to investigate the alleged rape at the Phi Kappa Psi house, and she has said the article contained details previously unknown to officials.

The school has temporarily banned fraternity activities in response to the allegations.