$5K for U-Iowa Male Student Denied Safe-Ride Service Intended for Women

By Susan Jones | August 30, 2016 | 10:39am EDT
Students walk across campus at the University of Iowa in Iowa City, Iowa. (AP File Photo)

(CNSNews.com) - Just in time for the new school year, the University of Iowa has settled a sex discrimination complaint filed by a male student who was denied late-night rides home with the school's "Nite Ride" service.

Until now, the Nite Ride service offered safe rides to residence halls for women only.

Acting on behalf of the student, the Iowa Civil Rights Commission reached a settlement with the University, which has agreed not to refuse or deny "accommodations, advantages, facilities, service, or privileges to any person because of race, creed, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, pregnancy, or disability."

The University of Iowa has agreed to pay the male student $5,000, "which represents compensation for an estimated 424 instances of denied Nite Ride service, each of which resulted in a 30-minute walk home.  

The settlement noted that approximately 45 times, the student "was subjected to harassment by departing bar patrons" as he walked home late at night.

The university also has agreed to publicize the new "sex-neutral" aspect of the Nite Ride service, and it will "educate and train" all employees, including drivers.


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