MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Students at the University of Memphis are planning to protest for a third consecutive day after a student said she was raped twice off-campus within a 20-day span earlier this year.
The Commercial Appeal reports that a small group of students held protests in front of the school’s University Center on Wednesday and Thursday. They are planning a larger protest on Friday.
Twenty-year-old Memphis student Nicholas Wayman was arrested in August on rape charges in connection with one of the incidents. His attorney has denied the allegations. WHBQ-TV reports Wayman is still attending classes.
In a statement Wednesday, university president David Rudd said student safety “is paramount.”
School officials are going to host a public meeting Oct. 18 to discuss the issue of rape and sexual harassment on college campuses.