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Students, UO staff voice concerns on sexual assault reporting policy

About 40 students and faculty members gathered in Columbia Hall 150 to address sexual assault reporting policy on campus Friday. The forum hosted by The University of Oregon Senate Workgroup on Responsible Reporting aimed to give students input before a permanent policy is determined by the UO Senate. “One of …

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AdministrationNews

UO Senate workgroup to narrow approach to responsible employee sexual assault reporting

The UO Senate workgroup tasked with drafting a permanent sexual harassment reporting policy will likely propose the university narrow its approach to requiring mandatory reporting. Consensus on this point was reached during the committee’s second meeting today, which follows its previously determined timeline to draft a new policy by Sept. …

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Months late, Office of Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity website update in progress

After displaying outdated information for months, the University of Oregon’s Office of Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity has finally addressed problems with the accuracy of its website. For the students and faculty at the University of Oregon, answering questions about sensitive topics such as reporting sexual assault and harassment had been …

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University of Oregon’s Sexual Assault Review Panel meets for the second time

The Sexual Assault Review Panel met for the second time this Tuesday in the Lillis Business Complex at 12:30 p.m., to hear public comment regarding solutions to sexual assault on campus. Three speakers voiced plausible solutions to the issue, ranging from gaining support of the most influential men on campus …

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Required reporting: Many UO employees may not be prepared to be reporters for sexual assault

Paulina* is a survivor of sexual assault. She’s also an employee at the University of Oregon. If a fellow student reached out to Paulina for support relating to a sex crime, Paulina would be expected to report it to her supervisors. It’s an obligation that comes with working for the …

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UO employees required to report child abuse under new Oregon law

When the child abuse committed by Pennsylvania State University’s assistant coach Jerry Sandusky made national headlines in 2011, the legislature in Oregon and in states across the nation considered strengthening mandatory reporting laws intended to prevent such abuse. On January 1 2013, Oregon implemented the changes made to its mandatory …

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CrimeNews

A balancing act: Students, UO officials disagree about policies for reporting cases of sexual violence

Administrators and law enforcement officials believe mandatory reporting will increase the number of perpetrators held accountable. Sexual violence survivors, however, think the policies disempower women who aren’t ready to report the crime.

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Mandatory reporting procedures cause tensions with students

The recent sexual assault incident exposes one of the better sides of the recently controversial mandatory reporting policy being reaffirmed by the University this year. Thankfully this survivor chose to report the assault which makes students aware of a dangerous predator around campus.

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