#RapedByMorehouse Sparks Vehement Debate About Campus Sexual Assault

A Twitter account @RapedatSpelman surfaced online Monday (May 2) detailing the alleged sexual assault of a freshman student at Spelman College in Atlanta, Ga. Within a few hours, a debate about campus rape and how it’s handled, erupted online.

Getting wind of the alleged assault, Dr. Mary Schmidt Campbell, president of Spelman College issued a statement via the Atlanta Journal Constitution extending support to the victim.

“We are a family at Spelman and we will not tolerate any episode of sexual violence,” she wrote. “No student should ever have to suffer and endure the experience she has recounted on social media. Spelman is conducting a full and thorough review of these events.”

Yet while many Tweeted in solidarity with the anonymous account, there were some who questioned the validity of the alleged assault, and went as far to say the allegations was an attack on the prestigious Morehouse history.

However, Marc Lamont Hill, a professor at Morehouse, took to Twitter to offer some insight on the topic.