Spelman faculty join #WeKnowWhatYouDid campaign


More than 60 Spelman College faculty members signed a letter distributed Monday supporting a student-led effort to stop sexual assault and harassment on the Atlanta campus.

Spelman, Morehouse College and Clark Atlanta University students last week began a campaign on social media with the hashtag #WeKnowWhatYouDid urging students to share information about individuals who’ve hurt others and complaints that administrators aren’t doing enough to stop such acts.

“As an institution, we have an obligation to protect you,” the letter, in part, says. “Because of your bravery and courage, change starts now. You have shown us that our silence does not protect any of us and especially not you.” 

Spelman College president Mary Schmidt Campbell wrote a message to students and staff Thursday urging accusers to report complaints to campus police or officials. 


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