04/14/2011 01:37 pm ET | Updated Jun 14, 2011

Columbia's Sexual Assault Policies Under Scrutiny

Eve, CC '11, had doubts about filing a complaint with the University against one of her closest friends, a student who sexually assaulted her one night while she was sleeping.

She said she was confused by what happened and the last thing she wanted was to ruin someone's life. When she went to the Office for Disciplinary Procedures for Sexual Assault to ask about how the disciplinary process worked, she was told her case was airtight--she couldn't lose.

Nevertheless she said she was warned repeatedly that no one had ever been expelled from Columbia for violating the University's policies on sexual assault. She heard that cases were often dismissed due to procedural errors.