UB launches sexual complaint investigation

The University of The Bahamas (UB) has launched an internal investigation into a complaint of professional misconduct reported by a student against a faculty member over the weekend.

The student made several posts on social media describing an incident where a professor allegedly made inappropriate comments about her breasts. That student also reached out to Eyewitness News and detailed the account.

The student said that she would often use her hands to explain her answers when responding to questions by the instructor in class.

The professor in question she said would comment and say “how her breasts moved and how her breasts were “big” …while the professor “used his hands in a breast squeezing motion.”

The student explained that she was allegedly sexually victimized in past and had to receive treatment at the Sandilands Rehabilitation Centre. The incident, she said, has left her angry and confused and possibly having to drop a class she has already paid for.

In response, university officials said the matter is under active investigation by authorized University officials.

“The safety and well-being of all members of the university community are paramount. Appropriate inquiries and all necessary due diligence will be undertaken in this and all matters involving student grievance against a University representative (faculty or staff) acting within their role and duty,” University officials said in a statement.