MU looks to revise sex assault reporting rules
COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) _ The University of Missouri is considering changes to its employee policy for reporting suspected sexual violence amid a flurry of attention to the issue prompted by a former school swimmer’s suicide.
The parents of former Mizzou swimmer Sasha Menu Courey say their daughter killed herself after an alleged off-campus rape by as many as three football players in February 2010. An outside law firm is reviewing the university’s response.
The Columbia Missourian (bit.ly/1nGfVBW ) reports that the university has no reporting requirement and offers no training for faculty or staff on how to handle the reporting of possible violations of Title IX, a federal anti-discrimination law covering sexual harassment or violence.
The federal education department recommended such a requirement nearly three years ago.
Information from: Columbia Missourian, http://www.columbiamissourian.com