The board that governs Iowa, Iowa State and U.N.I. has unanimously approved expanded policies to deal with cases of sexual misconduct on the three campuses. The Board of Regents ordered the policy review after the University of Iowa was faulted for its handling of a female athlete’s rape allegations.
While the Regents on Thursday approved each school’s separate policy, the Regents said eventually just one policy should be in force for all three universities. Consultant Sauni Schuster said that may be possible.
"But we want to ensure: is it working? Do people understand? Do they feel that it is student-centered sufficiently for them to be able to obtain information?" she asked. "We never want to hear another comment: I don’t know what the process is. I don’t know where to go and it is out intention to ensure that it never happens again in the state of Iowa."
The Regents also asked for quarterly crime reports from the three state universities.