Former Howard University student, Ross, sits behind a bench on the left side of the image. A faceless attorney, representing Howard University, sits behind a bench on the right side of the image. Illustration by Ruona Akpareva | The Hilltop
Former Howard University student, Ross, sits behind a bench on the left side of the image. A faceless attorney, representing Howard University, sits behind a bench on the right side of the image. Illustration by Ruona Akpareva | The Hilltop

Howard settles complaint with former student alleging mental health discrimination

Howard University settled a mental health discrimination complaint with former student Durmerrick Ross, aiming for policy changes.


At the end of his spring semester, Durmerrick Ross was led out of Drew Hall in handcuffs. Minutes before, his friends called the university’s crisis line and campus police after Ross said he wanted to overdose on blood pressure medication. 

Leading up to that night in 2017, Ross struggled with anxiety after coming out as gay and being sexually assaulted on campus, he said. After being escorted out of the dorm hall, he was admitted into a psychiatric unit. Read more…


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