Sex assault survivors seek more support from U of Cincinnati


CINCINNATI (AP) — A group led by survivors of sexual assault is pressing the University of Cincinnati to do more to support victims.

The Cincinnati Enquirer (http://cin.ci/2iJbJDK ) reports the student-led Students for Survivors sent a list of demands in November that included calls to update the policy on sex offenses with adequate and correct information, create an accessible website with resources available to survivors and hire a full-time Title IX Coordinator and staff.

The school responded in December, saying it hired four new Title IX staff members in the fall. The newspaper reports the school has updated its website to reflect current support services UC offers to survivors.

The federal Department of Education is investigating UC for allegations it failed “to properly and equitably respond” to incidents of sexual violence it knew about.