Love case prompts policy change at UVA
In the wake of the slaying of lacrosse player Yeardley Love, UVA students will now be required to actively report any arrests or convictions at registration, new UVA president Teresa Sullivan explained in an August 5 press conference.
According to UVA spokesperson Carol Wood, a requirement to report any such offenses has existed since 2004; the change in the policy means that a student must give a yes or no answer to the question. A lie would be a direct violation of the school's single sanction honor code, punishable by expulsion.
UVA athletes continue to be required to report any arrest to their coaches within 24 hours, according to Wood. As has been widely reported, prior to Love's slaying, Huguely had been arrested near Lexington after an altercation with a female police officer. Lacrosse coach Dom Starsia has said he was not made aware of that arrest.
August 10, 2:47pm: This story has been expanded upon to clarify the history of the UVA's crime reporting policy. Original headline: Love case prompts new policy at UVA