MSU officials explain new sexual harassment policy

Jan 8, 2015

Paulette Granberry Russell

Sexual assault on college campuses garnered unprecedented attention in 2014, both around the country and here in East Lansing. Last January, President Obama formed a White House task force aimed at improving prevention of and response to rape and sexual assault at colleges and universities. In May, the U.S. Education Department released a list of 55 schools being investigated for their handling of sexual assault cases. Michigan State University was one of those schools.

Now, MSU has announced that it is revamping its sexual harassment policy.

Current State talks with Paulette Granberry Russell, director of MSU's Office for Inclusion and Intercultural Initiatives which investigates sexual assault complaints at the university, and Holly Rosen, Director of Safe Place, MSU’s domestic violence shelter.