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Liberty University president comments on raising awareness about sexual misconduct

A student-led movement includes a petition calling for an investigation

A student-led movement to raise awareness about sexual misconduct is getting support from Liberty University’s president.

LYNCHBURG, Va. – A student-led movement to raise awareness about sexual misconduct is getting support from Liberty University’s president.

People in Lynchburg have been using teal ribbons as a call to action.

A new website also includes a petition to investigate the school’s human resources and Title IX offices.

Jerry Prevo told students at convocation Friday that Liberty should be a safe place for everyone.

“We want you to feel safe. We don’t want any sexual harassment or sexual abuse. I don’t, and I’ve told the department that deals with that. I said, ‘you take every complaint seriously, and you deal with it seriously.”

As we reported, 12 women filed a lawsuit against LU, claiming leaders created an unsafe campus environment and failed to properly address sexual violence.


About the Author:

Tim Harfmann joined the 10 News team in September 2020 and works at the station's Lynchburg bureau.