“I am angry with the culture that appears to exist in our athletic department that prioritizes winning over safety of our students. I cannot fathom how our basketball coach recruited someone who was in the middle of a suspension for another sexual assault to come to Eugene… Students, faculty and other community members have been asking some very needed questions of our athletic department, and I am not satisfied with the answers they have provided. I think that we all deserve better explanations and real transparency,”
But she praised the UO Dean of Students office. “They have been very kind and supportive of me and I can’t thank them enough. I’m not sure I would still be on campus if it weren’t for their help,” she wrote.
“My sincere hope, though,” the young woman wrote, “is that as a school, (the) UO can get through this and come out in a better place at the end. I still love our school and I want it to be the best and safest place anywhere in the country.”