WASHINGTON — Should the Georgetown University students caught up in the college admissions scandal lose their degrees?
A petition generated by alumni online is calling for the university to take drastic actions against those students.
Mickey Lee, Georgetown Class of 2005, is the man behind an online petition. In it, he asks Georgetown to apologize to anyone rejected from the school during the time this scandal went on.
He also demands the university pull back admission or degrees from any student who got into the school as result of the bribery scheme.
“I feel like if we don’t go to the point of having the degrees rescinded then it can happen again in the future,” Lee said.
As of Thursday morning, more than 16,000 people have signed Lee’s petition.
But will Georgetown do anything about it?
The university responded to the petition with this statement:
"Georgetown refrains from commenting on individual students in accordance with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA). We are reviewing the details of the indictment, examining our records, and will be taking appropriate action.”
“The whole world is watching, and I really hope the university can take the lead, being the leader not just waiting for the others to act first,” Lee said.