Charge dropped against UNC's Landen Gambill

Jun. 06, 2013 @ 07:03 PM

Landen Gambill, a UNC student who faced explusion for speaking publicly about her rape case, has been informed that the charge brought by the university's Honor Court has been dropped.

Chancellor Holden Thorp notified Gambill on Thursday that concerns had been raised about the constitutionality of the honor code as it was applied to her. And, until further notice, no student will be charged under that portion of the code until a university committee can review it.

In a statement issued by Thorp to students, faculty and staff, he noted that an independent review by Rutgers University professor Barbara Lee "found no evidence that [UNC] retaliated against the student."

"This action is not a challenge to the important role of students in our Honor System," Thorp wrote, "but it is intended to protect the free speech rights of our students."