I don't know any details about these complaints other than what's reported in this article. I do know that sexual assault is a major problem on college campuses, as it is elsewhere in our society.
The university I serve as campus pastor, a Christian university, has a Sexual Safety Advocacy Program (SSAP). The SSAP coordinator tells me that one in four women and one in seven men are assaulted while in college.
What can you do to help students (and others) who have been sexually assaulted? The SSAP coordinator says:
· Believe what the victim/survivor says to you
· Do not judge or place blame (e.g. don't say "you shouldn't have been wearing that" or "you asked for it, you were drunk")
· Let the victim/survivor make the decisions and find ways to empower them - empowerment is key
Also, contact your local college's sexual assault advocacy program coordinator, your area's rape crisis center or sexual assault task force, or another qualified person or entity to learn more about what you and your church can do to help.