Baylor details efforts to improve sexual assault response

McLane Stadium (AP Photo/Waco Tribune Herald, Rod Aydelotte)

WACO, Texas (AP) — Baylor University, which has faced criticism over its response to sex assault on campus, has announced its most recent actions to improve how it addresses such incidents.

Baylor says the plans detailed this week are part of a $5 million commitment the board of regents announced last month. Baylor spokeswoman Tonya Lewis said Wednesday the funds will come from university reserves.

Newly announced efforts include adding two staffers to the school’s Title IX Office, which currently has seven members. Lewis says the new spots will be for another investigator and an administrative assistant. Also, case management systems will be improved.

A plan to expand services and increase staff at the school’s counseling center was previously announced. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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