The letter below is a detailed account of a female student who was raped at CMC. Keep that in mind before you read it.
A week ago I went to check my mailbox and found a letter addressed to me: “Miller Saltzman, The Peel”. Unsure of what it was, I opened it and began to read. Below, are photos of the letter. The writer, an anonymous Pitzer first-year, tells the story of how she was drugged and raped at CMC on Saturday April 16th (I assume the date from the letter). When I finished reading the letter I was physically shaking. I was so surprised that this would happen at the Claremont Colleges and I wanted to help this person.
Dear anonymous, I post your letter with three goals in mind. First, I hope you, the author of this letter, will find the support you need. I can’t stop thinking about what you must be going through. I visited the EmPOWER Center today and I highly recommend you contact them for support. They work with Project Sister to provide survivors with free and confidential counseling. Dr. Nancy Arzate, the on-campus counselor can be reached at (909)623-1619 to set up an appointment. You shouldn’t feel alone going through this. She is very helpful and knowledgable. Second, I hope you decide to file a report against the CMC students who did this to you. They need to be punished for doing such a despicable thing to you. Third, I hope that your letter will help show other survivors that they aren’t the only ones that went through something like this. I also hope it will empower other survivors to tell their story.
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