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Brown University Adopts New 'Unified' Sexual Assault Policy

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Brown University has adopted a new single policy on sexual assault. The policy was recommended by a task force last year. That task force was formed...

Brown University has adopted a new single policy on sexual assault. The policy was recommended by a task force last year.

That task force was formed after a student alleged that she was sexually assaulted at a Brown fraternity party, in 2014. The new policy streamlines the complaint process for people reporting alleged instances of sexual assault.

One notable change is the use of trained investigators when examining these claims. The investigators are expected to interview students, witnesses, and responders when preparing reports to resolve complaints.

Online training in the new policies and procedures is now required for all first year students. Training on preventing and responding to sexual violence is being offered to all Brown University staff members.

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Brown University has adopted a new sexual assault policy.
Brown University has adopted a new sexual assault policy.