Education
2:29 pm
Thu March 20, 2014

MU may change rules for reporting sexual violence

The University of Missouri is considering changes to its employee policy for reporting suspected sexual violence amid a flurry of attention to the issue prompted by a former school swimmer's suicide.

The parents of former Mizzou swimmer Sasha Menu Courey say their daughter killed herself after an alleged off-campus rape by as many as three football players in February 2010. An outside law firm is reviewing the university's response.

The Columbia Missourian reports that the university has no reporting requirement and offers no training for faculty or staff on how to handle the reporting of possible violations of Title IX, a federal anti-discrimination law covering sexual harassment or violence.

The federal education department recommended such a requirement nearly three years ago.