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University of New Mexico reports required training progress

KOB.com Web Staff
October 17, 2017 05:23 PM

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. -- The state's largest university continues to take steps into preventing sexual misconduct on campus.

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The University of New Mexico announced Tuesday it has completed the first year of a three-agreement with the U.S. Department of Justice. The goal is to curb sexual misconduct by providing intensive and interactive training on reporting and responding to cases of sexual harassment and assault.

The agreement came in the wake an investigation in which the Justice Department determined the university was not complying with laws that ban sex discrimination.

The agreement requires the university to conduct training for all undergraduate students by the end of 2017. So far, nearly 16,000 undergraduate students have participated in the training.

Last month, the White House withdrew Obama-era guidance on how colleges and universities should respond to sexual violence. That guideline had to do with the Department of Education, so UNM says the White House's decision will not affect the agreement between the school and the Department of Justice.

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