On the evening of July 13, a netizen claiming to be a student of the College of Animal Science and Technology of Anhui Agricultural University , reported that she was sexually harassed by a high level staff member of the school , and posted several screenshots of WeChat chats. On July 14, Anhui Agricultural University responded that it had set up a team to investigate the matter.
According to the student , she started working as a student assistant in an office of the college on December 2, 2020 where the staff member was the director at the time . She posted several screenshots of WeChat chat records between her and the director . In the messages , the director asked her to send him love songs in the middle of the night, and if any boys were chasing her, called her and said “I miss you”, and asked for personal life photos.
According to the information on the official website of Anhui Agricultural University, the staff member is the deputy secretary of the Party Committee, Secretary of the Disciplinary Committee, and Deputy Dean of the College of Animal Science and Technology. He presides over the overall work of the Disciplinary Committee of the Academy. He is in charge of postgraduate and undergraduate education and college office management.
At about 10:30 am on July 14, Anhui Agricultural University issued a notice stating that the school attaches great importance to this and has established a working group to initiate an investigation. Anhui Agricultural University has always attached importance to the construction of teachers’ ethics and conduct, and has “zero tolerance” for violations of discipline and regulations.