University of Missouri System President Tim Wolfe emailed the chancellors of the four University of Missouri system campuses notifying them of his request that an independent investigation is conducted into the handling of the case of former swimmer Sasha Menu Courey, who alleged being sexually assaulted by members of the Missouri football team. The goal of the investigation is to see that “Such an independent review will be beneficial to all our campuses so that we can determine if there were any shortcomings with respect to MU’s handling of this matter.”
The email from Wolfe, as was reported by the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, continues.
“We must ensure that each of our campuses has the necessary resources to educate the campus community about sexual assault and prevention, as well as an effective process for reporting such incidents, plus adequate capacity to address mental health issues among our students, faculty and staff,” Wolfe wrote. “Once we have done a complete examination of our policies and procedures on our campuses and identified any areas of need, I am pledging to make available any additional resources, including funding from the UM System budget, to our campuses to ensure that we are addressing this issue in the appropriate manner. As leaders of our campuses, I am asking you to also volunteer new ideas and new investments that are necessary to ensure the safety of our students.”