Baylor University has been under fire for years for mishandling cases of sexual assault. Deadspin reported that "Baylor “discouraged” women from reporting accusations, and “retaliated” against at least one who did." The University hired an independent investigator, Pepper Hamilton to conduct a thorough investigation of the school's mishandling of cases — and recently fired its football coach Art Briles and demoted President Ken Starr as a result.
Media coverage surrounding the case, investigation, and implications of the findings can be found here:
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According to NPR "Pepper Hamilton's review found "a fundamental failure" by the university to enact Title IX, which prohibits sex discrimination in education, and to implement the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2013. A summary of the findings says Baylor "failed to consistently support" students who said they had been sexually assaulted and found that two administrators "directly discouraged" reporting such incidences."
"Pepper's findings also reflect significant concerns about the tone and culture within Baylor's football program as it relates to accountability for all forms of athlete misconduct."
EROC Official Statement on Baylor Investigation:
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