The University of Oregon is considering a policy that would require employees who are not exempted by law to report student allegations of sexual assault. UO is contemplating this policy in an attempt to meet federal guidelines for gender equality. Similar policies have been adopted by other universities.
The UO Senate will be discussing the policy at the May 11 meeting. Some say that the policy is not required by the federal law, although it is allowed by it. The UO research committee determined that the policy is a reasonable response to the federal requirements.
Proponents of the bill believe that is will help victims of sexual assault receive much needed assistance. Sexual assault is vastly under reported. Included in the article is a link to the full policy.
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Colleges Consider Mandatory Sexual Assault Reporting