Rhodes College, in South Carolina, has received backlash after a group of students claimed they were told their scholarships had been cancelled over the alleged sexual assault of a female student.
The students claimed in a Facebook post on Thursday that they had been notified of their scholarship cancellation through the university’s student newspaper.
The Rhodes College community college had previously denied the allegations, saying they had received no notification of their suspension.
“We did not receive any notification of suspension, nor any explanation,” the university said in a statement.
“There is a very good chance the suspension is not temporary.
Rhodes College has been working diligently to protect our students from harassment, and we will continue to do so in the future.”
The university said it was investigating the claims.
“Rhodes College and the Office of Student Integrity are working closely with the university to determine whether this is an isolated incident, and are taking steps to prevent such incidents from happening again,” the school said.
The student who filed the complaint against the university, a 20-year-old Rhodes Scholar named Lauren, told the Daily Mail that the incident had occurred at the end of August.
She claimed that a male student, a Rhodes Scholar, had sexually assaulted her in the school’s residence hall on the night of August 22, the date she claims the incident took place.
“He grabbed me by the arm and pulled me towards him, as I tried to fight him off, and he began to kiss me.
He grabbed my breasts and began to touch them, rubbing his penis into my chest, which caused me to cry,” Lauren wrote.
“I did not have my headphones on at the time, and I was still crying.
I did not know what to do and was scared for my safety.
I heard him say ‘shut up’ and then ‘don’t you dare scream, you’re being raped’.” The student was not named in the Facebook post. “
The next thing I knew, he put his hand down my pants and started rubbing his cock into my pussy, and started thrusting his hips against my body, causing me to yell.
I heard him say ‘shut up’ and then ‘don’t you dare scream, you’re being raped’.” The student was not named in the Facebook post.
Lauren said that she was told that the university would investigate her allegation but that the case was closed due to the investigation’s “rigid timeline”.
“I was also told that my rapist had been removed from the college and was no longer part of the campus,” Lauren said.
“This is the second time I’ve been suspended for a sexual assault allegation.
The first time I was suspended was because I reported an assault that occurred in January, when I was 19 years old.
I knew it was important to report this. “
When I was first suspended for this incident, I was able to talk to my rapist and see his face.
I knew it was important to report this.
I am worried about my future, and that’s why I’m so angry. “
At this point, I don’t think there’s any way for me to have my scholarship back.
I am worried about my future, and that’s why I’m so angry.
I’ve already lost my scholarship, and if I lose it, it’s because I won’t be able to pay for the education I want to receive.”
Lauren said she was not aware of the fact that her suspension would last for two years and that she had not received any formal notification from the university that she would not be able continue her education.
“They did not notify me that they were going to suspend me. I didn