Otterbein U. Modifies Sexual Assault Reporting Policy

WESTERVILLE, Ohio — Otterbein University will no longer requires students involved in sexual assault cases to sign confidentiality agreements.

Officials were prompted to change the policy after journalists for the school’s newspaper discovered that the university was violating the Clery Act, which requires schools to disclose campus crime information and notify victims of their rights to report assaults to police, The Columbus Dispatch reports.

A spokesman for the university maintains that the school was unaware that victims of sexual assaults were required to sign a nondisclosure clause, and that the policy was not meant to preserve Otterbein’s reputation, ABC 6 reports.

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