Brigham Young to Offer Amnesty to Assault Victims

October 27, 2016

After months of criticism, protests and an internal study, Brigham Young University announced Wednesday that it will provide amnesty to sexual assault victims who disclose honor code violations. Previously students who reported being sexually assaulted could be -- and, according to many students, were -- investigated for violating the college's chastity requirement. The Mormon institution also announced that it will create a full-time Title IX coordinator position, hire a victims' advocate to work on campus, and ensure that the Title IX office and honor code office are no longer housed in the same physical space.

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