LYNCHBURG, Va. (WSET) — Save71 and Justice for Janes, two organizations made up of Liberty University students and alumni, say they have been told by Jonathan Falwell that Liberty University executives have approved an independent audit plan.
Liberty University students and alumni were joined by leading sexual abuse survivors advocate Rachael Denhollander Thursday to call for an independent and fully transparent investigation into the school's handling of sexual assualt and harrassment cases on campus.
“What is taking place today is not a vendetta but to hold the University to its core values," Denhollander said. “Words must be followed by action.”
The independent audit will next need approval by the Board of Trustees before moving forward.
“It is our hope the administration at Liberty will be motivated to take the right steps following this,” Denhollander said.
Save71 is an organization of Liberty University alumni and students calling for new leadership and institutional reform at Liberty.
Justice for Janes is a student-led organization representing Jane Does, anonymous survivors of sexual violence.
Rachael Denhollander was the first woman to publically accuse USA Gymnastics doctor Larry Nasser of sexual assault.