WACO, Texas (AP) — Baylor University has announced new actions to improve how it addresses sex assault.
Baylor has faced criticism over its response to sex assault. The university says the plans detailed this week are part of a $5 million commitment the board of regents announced last month. Baylor spokeswoman Tonya Lewis said Wednesday the funds will come from university reserves.
Baylor is adding another investigator and an administrative assistant to the school’s Title IX Office, which currently has seven members. Also, case management systems will be improved.
A plan to increase services and staff at Baylor’s counseling center was previously announced.
ESPN has reported that Baylor failed to act on three students’ allegations that they were assaulted by a football player who was later convicted of two counts of sex assault.
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