Annie Teriba is a third year student at Wadham college, where she was editor of No HeterOx**, an LGBT publication.
Teriba was also an officer in Oxford’s People of Color and Racial Equality and the Black Students’ Committee and National Campaign Against Fees and Cuts. She resigned those positions after admitting in a Facebook post that she had sex with someone without consent, The Guardian reports.
Teriba says a person whom she became involved with informed her that they had non-consensual sex.
“At this year’s NUS black students’ conference, I had sex with someone. The other party later informed me that the sex was not consensual. I failed to properly establish consent before every act. I apologise sincerely and profoundly for my actions.”
Teriba apologized for not doing her part to ensure that the sex was consensual.
“I should have taken sufficient steps to ensure that everything I did was consensual. I should have been more attentive to the person’s body language. In failing to clarify that the person consented to our entire encounter, I have caused serious irreparable harm.”
Teriba also revealed that while drinking at a club, she’d “touched somebody in a sexual manner without their consent.”
The Women’s Campaign, a political group within Oxford University Student Union (OUSU), condemned Teriba’s actions.
“Sexual assault is one of the most underreported crimes, especially at universities. Holding those responsible for sexual violence accountable means acknowledging the terrifying fact that violence against women is deeply ingrained in and normalised in our culture: education about the issues, campaigning for the rights of those affected, and continued vigilance about the behaviour we do not condone in our organisation is the only way forward.”