With the recent sexual assault scandals at Tennessee, Florida State and Baylor, one SEC school is taking steps to prevent sexual assault from happening on its campus.
According to Rebekah Allen of The Advocate, LSU is having all of its athletes and coaches take sexual harassment sensitivity and awareness courses.
“There’s only two other schools doing this at the moment,” LSU President F. King Alexander said. “They’re doing it in a reactive mode due to problems they’ve had. We’re implementing this in a proactive mode.”
Both male and female athletes and coaches will take the courses. The curriculum was designed by the Dan Beebe group, for which LSU paid $30,000, according to The Advocate.
“We’ve been actively educating student athletes and coaches for years,” said Eddie Nunez, deputy director of LSU athletics. “We understand what’s happening in the industry and in the world, and we want to be proactive to expand on training and education.”
Tennessee is currently involved in a Title IX lawsuit, while Baylor head coach Art Briles was fired by Baylor after sexual assault allegations were covered up.