Brown U. task force outlines recommendations for handling sexual assault

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) — A Brown University task force has released its interim report outlining recommendations on how to improve how the school handles sexual assault complaints.

Earlier this year, Brown University created a sexual assault task force that is made of 17 members of both students and staff. In its interim report, the task force made several recommendations which include clarifying information so students know about resources available to them, establishing an annual $50,000 discretionary fund to respond to students’ needs, and enhancing campus-wide education programs.

In a letter to the Brown University community, the president of the university wrote:

“In the coming days, my staff and I will conduct a careful review of the recommendations and develop plans to modify our policies and practices in response to the interim report.”


The task force’s final report is expected in March.

Brown reported last month that a student had tested positive for a date-rape drug after drinking at a party,


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