Letters to the Editor

Sexual assault: No woman should be afraid to go to college

The Annual Walk A Mile in Her Shoes was held at Paso Robles City Park on April 4, 2014. The participants walked from the park through downtown getting honks of appreciation along the way.
The Annual Walk A Mile in Her Shoes was held at Paso Robles City Park on April 4, 2014. The participants walked from the park through downtown getting honks of appreciation along the way. ldickinson@thetribunenews.com

Thank you for your article about a reported sexual assault at Cal Poly Delta Chi (“Cal Poly frat leader: Delta Chi not ‘affiliated’ with reported sex assault,” April 6).

As a woman going into my freshman year of college, I do not want to be subjected to the possibility of being sexually assaulted in any way. Looking up other cases, I have found that such assaults are high on the list of insurance claims against fraternities nationwide; 1 in 5 women are sexually assaulted on college campuses. There should be severe consequences for the frats that perform non consensual acts on women.

For example, the frat houses should be suspended from throwing any parties and going out to any parties for as long as the university says. The universities, as a whole, should take more of a stand to put an end to all sexual assaults and make women feel more comfortable to speak up about the incidents — because no women should be worried to go off to college.

Kennedy Roberts, Paso Robles

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