A former student at University of Illinois at Chicago says she was sexually assaulted by a male professor and has filed a report with the school.
The unidentified woman, who was a graduate student at the time of the incident, spoke with WBEZ-TV on Friday and said she was not allowed to speak with her attorney or her former professor.
“It just felt like the end of the world, she said.”
I had to let him know, ‘I’m not coming home,'” she said in an interview with WLIT-TV.
The university confirmed Friday it had suspended six undergraduate students for violating university policies on sexual assault, including a “no-contact order” and for violating a “non-verbal or non-verbal conduct policy.”
The university’s president, Michael Drake, said the university is taking the “appropriate steps” to prevent the same from happening again.”
We will not tolerate this type of behavior from any student,” Drake said in a statement.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.