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UM to strengthen response to sexual misconduct

After months of review changes are coming in the University of Missouri System to strengthen the school’s response to sexual misconduct and discrimination.

A task force has been working on this since January. This year the issue of sexual assault came to the forefront when a former MU swimmer claimed she was raped by an MU football player and later took her life.

Tuesday, the University announced the changes include updated policies in the areas of sex discrimination, sexual harassment, sexual misconduct and student conduct procedures.

“Earlier this year, I directed the chancellors to lead comprehensive reviews of the resources, policies and practices on their respective campuses in terms of sexual assault education, prevention and reporting, as well as mental health services,” said University of Missouri System President Tim Wolfe. “Through the work of that task force, we have identified actions we need to take to ensure that our four campuses foster an environment that is free of sex discrimination and sexual misconduct, so that our students in particular may fully participate in and benefit from the college experience. Our revisions to our collected rules are another step in our commitment to address the challenging, societal issue of sexual misconduct.”

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