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Enough is Enough

The University of Missouri takes a stand against sexual violence.

When U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill, BA ’76, JD ’77, stopped at MU Oct. 7, 2014, to speak about sexual violence on college campuses, she commended University of Missouri System President Tim Wolfe, BS BA ’80, for his efforts to address the issue. “They are really working at this university to change a whole lot about the process and procedures that surround this issue, and I’m very proud of that,” McCaskill said.

At the Oct. 2–3 University of Missouri Board of Curators meeting, the curators approved Title IX changes to the university’s Collected Rules and Regulations that further strengthen MU’s sex discrimination policy. Highlights include clarifying that the university prohibits sex discrimination involving students, employees, volunteers and visitors and making clear that any university employee, except those identified as a confidential reporter, who becomes aware of sex discrimination must report all known information to the Title IX Office.

MU students are also taking a stand against sexual assault. The Missouri Students Association created the Enough is Enough campaign and video. Led by Missouri Students Association vice president Matt McKeown, the video charges students to take action when they witness any form of sexual discrimination and to stop making excuses, turning a blind eye and accepting the status quo. The Enough is Enough campaign also encourages students to take a pledge to intervene when they see sexual discrimination, proactively implement positive cultural changes on campus and educate themselves about sexual violence prevention.