December 31, 1969 · Take Back the Archive
Tommy Reid, '15, president of Intra-Fraternity Council (IFC); video interviewInterview with Tommy Reid, spring 2015, about his role in and observations of student advocacy and administrative response in the aftermath of the November 2014 "Rolling Stone" article, "A Rape on Campus."
Niki Afsar and Tierney Vial
Take Back the Archive
Academic year 2014-2015
Video, 13:09 minutes
Tommy Reid, UVA â€™15
President, Intra-Fraternity Council (IFC)
0:08 How has sexual assault advocacy changed during your time at UVa?
â€œThe diversity and the breadth of organizations that are tackling sexual assault.â€ No longer just One Less, One in Four, SVPC (Sexual Assault Prevention Coalition), but also Greek groups and some athletic teams.
1:58 How have responses to sexual assault changed within the UVa community?
â€œIâ€™ve seen gender issues start to become more of a part of peopleâ€™s daily lexicon.â€
â€œStudents realizing that some questions canâ€™t be solved at an institutional level. Policies can only go so far. The elimination of sexual assault is a cultural issue.â€
4:05 What advice do you have for students who want to get involved in sexual assault advocacy?
â€œBuild relationships with students in other groups.â€
6:29 What is a high priority area for improvement in UVaâ€™s response to sexual assault?
Making the study of gender â€œa priority of our academic time here at UVaâ€ by integrating womenâ€™s history and gender issues into the curriculum of the College of Arts and Sciences.
â€œSo much of our life is controlled by the male/female divideâ€ (first-year dorms, the Greek system, sports teams), â€œyet we donâ€™t spend a ton of time learning about thatâ€ in the classroom.
8:54 Can you talk about why advocacy is relevant to the student body as a whole?
â€œItâ€™s corrosive to peopleâ€™s sense of identity to have something shatter the walls of the communityâ€ like the Rolling Stone article did. â€œSo the elimination of sexual assault, and education about sexual violence is necessary for the public good.â€
11:18 Can you talk about student reactions to the events of the 2014-2015 school year?
â€œItâ€™s important to look at the Rolling Stone article and the aftermath not as a single unit.â€
â€œThe article was false of discredited or whatever language you want to use. But when I look at the response of the university and the response of individuals in different communities to Rolling Stone, I see that as very, very true.â€
|Date Added||June 16, 2016|
|Date Modifed||October 25, 2017|
|Collection||Rolling Stone aftermath: video interviews with student leaders|
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