After LSU sexual harassment fallout, higher education officials want tougher policies

By: | March 25, 2021

Amid controversy at LSU, officials of the Louisiana Board of Regents said changes are needed to strengthen sexual harassment policies at colleges and universities statewide, including how complaints are handled.

Uniform agreements between campuses and local law enforcement, steps aimed at preventing students accused of sexual misconduct from simply transferring to other schools and closer oversight of campus operations were among the suggested changes aired during a special, hour-long session.

Without citing LSU, Commissioner of Higher Education Kim Hunter Reed said that, when there are breakdowns on individual campuses, “we all fail.”

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