Baylor regents announce new responses to sexual assaults

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Posted: Feb 12, 2016 7:15 PM

WACO, Texas (AP) — Baylor University regents have announced new measures to improve the school's response to sexual assault incidents, including hiring more counselors and providing additional training for faculty and staff.

The private Southern Baptist school has faced criticism over how it responded to recent sexual assault allegations. Baylor has hired a law firm to review how it previously handled such cases and recommend any changes.

Friday's announcement didn't specify how many new counselors would be hired, what training would be required or how much the school will spend. The Board of Regents said the school is committed to eliminating sexual violence from campus and getting victims the help they need.

ESPN has reported that three students say the school didn't act on their allegations of sexual assault by a former football player.