Texas A&M University’s syllabus has been changed to include an extra term for sexual assault, school says

AUSTIN, Texas — Texas A&m University has announced changes to its syllabus that would include an additional term for the sexual assault of a student, but has declined to specify how the change would be implemented.

The school’s Office of Equity and Inclusion said Thursday the changes would be made to the school’s 2019-2020 Academic Calendar.

A&M said the changes were in response to a report from the Office of Civil Rights that accused A&M of violating Title IX, the federal law that prohibits gender discrimination in federally funded education.

In its report, the Office said A&am failed to adequately address sexual assault in its campus sexual misconduct process and failed to address sexual harassment and sexual assault at other A&ams campuses.

“The College is committed to the safety and security of all students and employees, and we strive to provide a safe, inclusive, and inclusive learning environment,” A&amar said in a statement.

Under Title IX guidelines, schools have the authority to make changes to their academic calendars as they deem necessary to ensure that the policies and procedures for their campuses are adhered to.

If A&mar had changed the syllabus for 2019-2021, the changes might have included the following: – A term to be used for sexual violence against a student; – a term to describe an act that is considered sexual assault when the victim is less than 14 years old; and – another term for nonconsensual sexual touching.

According to the Office’s report, in 2018, A&ama made changes to the syllabi to reflect that “the College will no longer allow the use of the term ‘sexual assault’ as a term for any alleged conduct.”

The report also said in 2018 that the College received multiple complaints that sexual violence and nonconsent included “sexual intercourse, anal intercourse, vaginal intercourse, oral sex, genital contact, masturbation, oral and anal sex, and the sharing of sexual images.”

“As such, the College is taking steps to address this issue, which we hope to complete in the coming months,” the report said.

However, in a press release on Thursday, the A&Mar School of Law said the College did not revise the syllabuses because it did not have enough time to implement the changes.

It also said that in 2019-21, “the number of complaints made by students, faculty, and staff regarding sexual assault is expected to be at its lowest level since the 2015-16 academic year.”

Last month, the school was sued by a former A&amm sorority member who alleged she was sexually assaulted at the University of Texas.

As part of the lawsuit, the university said it is “working with law enforcement to determine whether criminal charges are warranted.”

A Texas Senate committee investigating sexual misconduct cases filed its own report last month that accused the University system of covering up sexual misconduct and failing to hold perpetrators accountable.

Last week, a former dean of students at the university was suspended after the student accused her of raping her.

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