BYU Students Investigated by School After Reporting Rape
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Brigham Young University students who say they have been sexually assaulted can find themselves under investigation for possible violations of the Mormon school's code against sex and drinking.
The university won't say how many people have been investigated and whether any have been punished. But students, activists and others say the practice at BYU could discourage women who have been victimized from coming forward and may violate federal law against sex discrimination in schools.
BYU says that in light of the concerns, it will re-evaluate its practices. Under the honor code, students can be expelled or otherwise disciplined.