University of the District of Columbia's Internal Audit Clears Racquel Layne

Mar 04, 2011, 18:56 ET from University of the District of Columbia

USGA President Innocent of All Allegations

WASHINGTON, March 4, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On Friday, March 4, 2011, the University's Internal Audit Department concluded an investigation of the Undergraduate Student Government Association (USGA) President, Racquel Layne and the specific allegations of the Code of Conduct violations and misappropriation of student fees. The Internal Auditor's investigation included interviews, inspection of documents, and review of University practices and procedures.


The Internal Auditor concluded that there was no evidence or information to support the allegations of wrongdoing. The suspension of USGA activities will be lifted effective Friday, March 4, 2011 and all activities will resume on that date.

The matter will be forwarded to the Division of Student Affairs judicial hearing officer for consideration and further handling consistent with the Code of Conduct.

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