The University of the Virgin Islands is deeply disturbed by an alleged sexual assault that was reported in the early morning hours of April 20, 2021. The alleged victim was taken to Juan F. Luis Hospital by UVI Security. The students involved in the incident had participated earlier in an unapproved on-campus party that ended around 3 a.m.
“UVI takes this situation very seriously,” said UVI President Dr. David Hall. “The University is guided by the federal standards of Title IX that reflects the University’s Sexual Harassment Policy. We will continue to follow these guidelines and to work with the Virgin Islands Police Department (VIPD) as they investigate.”
UVI’s Security Department, whose officers are on the campuses 24/7, and the Office of the Dean of Students on St. Croix responded to the incident as soon as it was reported.
The University hosts annual events to educate students about sexual assault. Last week, UVI hosted a three-day Sexual Assault Awareness Conference from April 14 to 16, on the Albert A. Sheen Campus on St. Croix. Students can find information on UVI’s Sexual Harassment Policy online at www.uvi.edu or via this link - https://www.uvi.edu/student-life/student-affairs/sexual-harassment.aspx
“We will continue to do our part to raise awareness of the deep harm associated with sexual assaults and work diligently to keep students safe as they pursue a quality education at this institution,” said President Hall.
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