IU takes steps aimed at preventing sexual assaults

(File photo)
(File photo)

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) — Indiana University says it is taking steps to prevent and respond to sexual assault on its seven campuses.

University officials say IU’s Student Welfare Initiative will help ensure its responsiveness to federal laws, including Title IX and the Campus SaVE Act, which require schools to take action to respond promptly and effectively to sexual violence and harassment.

The university has created a council made up of top-level university administrators, to ensure that student welfare is a priority at the highest levels. The goal of the initiative is to improve coordination, provide better consistency and facilitate clearer intra-campus and inter-campus communication.

The Bloomington campus is currently undergoing a routine compliance review by the U.S. Department of Education Office for Civil Rights regarding its handling of reports of sexual harassment and assault.

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