Friday, May 19, 2006

USC Replies to Letter From Women's Group - LA Times
...Michael Jackson, USC's vice president of student affairs, said Sample had asked him to respond. He wrote:

"We disagree strongly with this characterization of our campus and with the assertion that football players are given special treatment in cases of sexual assault. All accusations of criminal action by any of our students are referred to the LAPD, and we cooperate fully with the District Attorney's office in its investigation. We also use our student disciplinary process to deal with these accusations.

"If you are aware of any specific incidences of gender-based crimes at USC that have not been reported to our office, I suggest that you encourage the victim to contact Raquel Torres Rentana, Director of Student Judicial Affairs and Community Standards in the Office of Student Affairs...

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