DECATUR, Ga. (AP) — Emory University is updating its sexual misconduct policy as federal education officials investigate how the metro Atlanta school handles sexual assaults and civil rights cases.
WSB-TV reports (http://bit.ly/1zPZhFm) that the changes include listing a range of sanctions and protective measures following a final determination that someone violated the sexual misconduct policy.
It also adds dating and domestic violence to the definitions sections.
The Atlanta TV station reports that the new policy also adds an amnesty from school discipline for victims or witnesses who may be under the influence of alcohol or drugs, but report a sexual assault.
Emory Senior Associate Vice President Carolyn Livingston outlined the changes in an email to students.
Emory is among dozens of schools under investigation by the U.S. Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights.