MU looks to revise sex assault reporting rules

03/20/2014 9:56 AM

03/20/2014 9:57 AM

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 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.

Videos

Join the Discussion

The Kansas City Star is pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news. Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere on the site or in the newspaper. We encourage lively, open debate on the issues of the day, and ask that you refrain from profanity, hate speech, personal comments and remarks that are off point. Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.

Terms of Service