“On March 10, 2012, Andrea Pino says she was raped at an off-campus party. She wasn’t drunk and was only there to look after a friend, but because she suffered a concussion during the assault, she says she doesn’t remember much beyond a hazy walk from the party back to her dorm room.
“I just woke up in my bed covered in blood and not knowing what happened,” said Pino, now a junior at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill. Today she still doesn’t know who he was.
She says she’s suffered depression and post-traumatic stress disorder, but when she applied for medical withdrawal from her classes, Pino said the Academic Advising office told her she was “being lazy.” Over the next several months, Pino heard similar tales from more than 60 other sexual assault survivors at UNC.