As an alumna of Oklahoma State University and lifetime member of the OSU Alumni Association, I am angered by the university administrators' decision to not tell police when they heard credible accusations from a number of male students about alleged sexual assaults by another student. FERPA, which these administrators are hiding behind, does not stop the university from notifying police about criminal acts that endanger the safety of students. Once these administrators realized how serious the situation was, they could have and should have immediately contacted police to keep other students from potentially being assaulted. Instead, they did nothing.
Is OSU's image more important than young men who were sexually assaulted? Or did they do nothing because the victims were male? Sexual assault on young men is still a serious crime. If the victims had been women, does anybody think that “nothing” would have been done?
Shame on OSU for not protecting its male students! I'm glad now that my 20-year-old son chose to go to another school.
Tracy Senat, Edmond
Senat is a 1985 OSU graduate.