BU says visit by accrediting commission committee went well

Baylor President Dr. Linda Livingstone. (Photo by Randy Davis/file)
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WACO, Texas (KWTX) A visit by a special committee from an accrediting commission that placed Baylor on warning over issues related to the school’s sexual assault scandal went well, university President Dr. Linda Livingstone told the Baylor Board of Regents Friday.

In December 2016, the Southern Association of College and Schools’ Commission on Colleges placed Baylor University on warning for 12 months over issues related to the sexual assault scandal that engulfed the school’s football program.

The commission found that Baylor didn’t provide adequate support services for students, adequate control of athletics and didn’t comply with requirements regarding institutional environment.

The special committee visited the campus from Oct. 2 to Oct. 4 to review progress in the three areas and found the school to be compliant, Livingstone told the regents.

“We are certainly pleased with the findings of this special committee, as they confirm the significant actions Baylor has taken in response to the issue of sexual violence and the transformation that has occurred on our campus in a short time,” she said in a press release.

The commission is scheduled to conduct its next review of the school in December.