USD To Hold Town Hall On Sexual Assault

Nov 1, 2017

Credit University of South Dakota

Officials at the University of South Dakota will participate in a public forum on sexual assault.

This comes after two USD football players have been charged in connection with an alleged second-degree rape.

Kim Grieve is Vice President and Dean of Students at USD. She says speakers will include students and University executives.

"The direct response really that we are starting right now is we’re scheduling a town hall – which student government is going to schedule. And, it’s going to be a sexual assault awareness town hall where students will be able to come and ask questions, share their concerns. There will be a panel there which will include myself, the Title Nine officer, the Director of Marketing, the Director of Athletics," Grieve says.  

University officials say the forum will take place on November 13th at 7 p.m.  

20-year old Danny Rambo and 21-year old Dale Williamson were released from custody on bond Tuesday.

Rambo has been charged with second-degree rape and Williamson faces a charge of attempted second-degree rape.

Grieve says the students are able to attend classes on the USD campus. The University is conducting its own separate investigation into the matter.

Rambo, Williamson, and fellow USD player Adam Harris have been suspended indefinitely from the football team for violating team rules. Harris has not been charged.