Georgia Colleges Launch Campus Safety Initiative
Georgia's public university system plans to implement a system-wide safety initiative to ensure student safety.
The plan will include mandatory sexual assault training for all campus employees to help identify and prevent sexual violence and harassment, as well training for campus police on responding to sexual assaults and addressing mental health needs. Also required across the system will be annual training for campus officials in charge of enforcing federal sexual violence rules and investigating those cases. In addition, a system-wide coordinator will handle sexual violence cases and mandatory sexual assault training for all freshmen students at the system’s 30 public colleges and universities, reported the Atlanta Journal Constitution.
The system also plans to create a website for all campus crime reports, and require schools conduct a climate survey at least every two years, the AJC said.