Texas A&M university and the A&M system have announced new policies addressing student sexual assault and misconduct cases.
Texas A&M president Michael Young announced 11 actions. That includes hiring more counselors and assigning one case manager to each student who files a complaint.
“Partially, to minimize the amount of times one has to relive this experience,” Young said.
Vice president for student affairs Daniel Pugh says offenders face a new range of consequences. They range from a one year suspension to full expulsion from the university.
A&M is targeting sexual harassment, domestic abuse and violence, stalking, sexual exploitation, dating abuse and violence, non-consensual sexual contact, and sexual abuse.
Provost Carol Fierke says administrator’s work is not done.
“We are also going to launch a faculty-sanctioned task force to try to make an employee sanctioned model similar to what we have with the student-sanctioned model,” Fierke said.
All the information presented by university administrators, including an internal review and a consultant’s review, is online at our sister station in College Station, wtaw.com.