Candlelight Vigil at Baylor

About two-hundred people gathered on Monday at Baylor University campus to hold a candlelight vigil.

The intent was to shine a light on the effects of sexual violence, perpetrated on campus.

Baylor students, along with other community members gathered to light a candle in front of the university’s president’s house.

The president’s house is located on campus.

After lighting candles and a moment of silence, the crowd then walked into the Baylor Seminary Building for testimonies.

One of the people, who gave a speech at the seminary is an actual victim of sexual violence. 

The organizers of this vigil say that the university continues to fail at providing justice for rape victims. 

Some students say that it is even harder for rape victims to get justice, if they wait too long to report a rape.

This was the first candlelight vigil held by Baylor students for this cause. 

The president of Baylor, Ken Starr, issued this statement Tuesday:

“Last evening, our students came together as a family. They displayed great poise and maturity during vigil at Allbritton House and in the prayer service that followed at our beloved Truett Seminary. We hear your voices loud and clear. You want us to continue to improve. And, you want definitive, responsible actions after we receive the insights and recommendations from Pepper Hamilton. You have my word on both.”


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