During the 85th session, the Texas Legislature sent three bills addressing college rape to Gov. Greg Abbott’s desk. Two of these bills prohibit the prosecution of minors who report sexual assault, harassment, or other forms of sexual misconduct while illegally consuming alcohol. The third bill mandates that Texas universities have anonymous online platforms for students to report such assaults and misconduct. While these measures present a heartening turn in the legislation regarding rape on campus, significant adjustments must be made by universities in order to accommodate expanded understandings of the problem of rape on campus. Continue reading
NEXT GAUDPC MEETINGDate: TBD
NEXT TCUDPP MEETING
Date: June 2, 2017
Time: 10:30 am - noon
Location: Howson Library Agenda: Mr. Henk and Ms. Medina will speak on the award-winning Teens in the Drivers Seat (TDS) Program,.
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Date: June 6, 2017
Time: 2:30 pm to 4:00 pm
Topic:Elizabeth Henry speaking on Austin ROSC
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