UL Task Force Introduces School’s New Sexual Assault Policy
LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) — The University of Louisiana at Lafayette's Title IX Task Force has presented the school's new sexual assault policy at the university's student union.
The Advertiser reports the revamped policy, which was introduced Wednesday, defines sexual misconduct and creates a system that punishes offenders in a civil manner.
The policy also addresses student-professor and professor-supervisor romantic relationships and what a person should do if assaulted.
Students who commit sexual misconduct can be subject to disciplinary action including expulsion.
Christine Brasher, Title IX coordinator for UL, says she and her office can provide relief for students after they report potential criminal assaults to police.
Students, professors, police officers and administrators all took part in the task force.
The new policy is subject to approval by the University Council on Nov. 23.
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