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Sexual assault is focus as Kansas researchers join study

Associated Press - September 25, 2016 8:33 pm

The University of Missouri-Kansas City and the University of Kansas are joining a national trend toward setting aside areas in residences halls to accommodate students who don't identify with a specific gender.

University of Kansas researchers will join a research project that aims to help schools in Kansas, Nebraska and Missouri adopt campus sexual assault policies and prevention strategies.

The three-year $750,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office on Women’s Health, will allow three University of Kansas researchers to study sexual assault policies at eight selected campuses.

The Kansas City Star reports (http://j.mp/2cJAGLY ) that the goal of the Heartland Sexual Assault Policies & Prevention on Campuses Project is to develop model plans for how campuses can address sexual violence. The project will work with schools in the three states, including the University of Kansas and Kansas State University.

Information from: The Kansas City Star, http://www.kcstar.com.

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