Three women are suing the University of Vermont
Three women are suing the University of Vermont, saying the school failed to adequately respond after they reported they had been sexually assaulted while students on the Burlington campus. The civil suit, which is seeking unspecified damages, says that after the three women were sexually assaulted a number of administrators and school staff showed “deliberate indifference to student-on-student harassment, sexual assault, and drugging.” The three women who filed the suit in U.S. District Court in Burlington this week are named in the 81-page complaint lawsuit. Two of the women are listed in the campus directory as students at UVM. There is no current record of the third individual. “Despite repeated demands to better protect students from sexual violence and hold perpetrators accountable, (university officials) failed to promptly investigate credible reports that assailants, particularly within fraternity and athletic groups, drugged and assaulted women on campus,” the lawsuit said. The university said in a statement that it was sorry to learn of the individual situations the three women recounted in the lawsuit.